The breed of the cat Selkirk Rex: characteristics, photo, character, rules of care and content


  • Country of origin: USA
  • Type of wool:
    Shorthaired, longhaired
  • Growth:
    23-28 cm
  • The weight:
    4-8 kg
  • Age:
    from 12 to 15 years old
  • Brief information

  • This is a very affectionate and calm pet;
  • Sociable and playful;
  • Does not tolerate loneliness;
  • Bold and fearless.
  • Character

    Selkirk-River-a breed that originates from an ordinary courtyard cat living in a shelter in Montana, USA. One of her kittens was born completely curly, which attracted the attention of the breeder of the Persian cats. The woman subsequently crossed the already grown cat with the Persian, as a result, most of the litter had a plush soft wool. Over time, it became known that the Cumberry gene in this breed is dominant, therefore, to breed it, they began to cross with exotic cats and British. From them, Selkirk-River inherited the flexible character that softened his natural curiosity. The breed was recognized in the 90s of the last century, and since recently it cannot be crossed with other breeds.

    Selkirk River is a cat with a soft and very affectionate character. Representatives of the breed love when they pay attention to them, they are pleasant to physical contact with the owner. They often and rumble a lot, especially when they are stroked and worn on their hands. At the same time, they are not persistent and not demanding. Selkirki understand when the owner cannot play with them, in which case they lie down at the feet and fall asleep. This is moderately an active breed, quite playful, so it will feel great in families with children. She also gets along well with other pets. Among the villages of the villages, a tendency to dominance was not noticed, so they can calmly cohabit in groups.

    Like many cats, Selkirk-Rex does not tolerate separation from the family, he is strongly attached to each of her dicks. For this reason, it is not suitable for people who spend less time at home and cannot take the pet with them on trips.


    Selkirk-River differs from other breeds with its unusual wool. Its dense, plush structure requires special care. Cats need to be combed out every week, otherwise the curls can fall under the paws, behind the ears and on the chest. Such wool sinks strongly, so once every few days the cat can be wiped with a special rag: timely care will help keep the house clean. Selkirk-River meets with wavy and highly curly hair, but both structures require the same care.

    You need to bathe such cats infrequently if the situation around them is not polluted. On average, this is required to be done at least twice a year. In addition, you need to monitor the health of the teeth.

    Despite the fact that the initially curly kittens were born without human intervention, subsequently the villages were crossed with other breeds with their characteristic genetic diseases. For this reason, the Selkirk-Rure, healthy in nature, can suffer from problems with the cardiovascular system and from hip dysplasia.

    Conditions of detention

    Selkirk-River can live in a large and small apartment. The main thing is that it contains a claw, a tray and a pet for a pet.

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