Selkirk Rex
Facts & Advice

A charming and lively breed sporting unmissable curls

Rather a stocky cat, with a round head and filled-out cheeks, the Selkirk Rex is one of only four breeds that have a curly coat. It is loving and affectionate, and so content that it is well known for purring. These are charismatic, playful cats with a very easy-going temperament.
If you are the owner of a Selkirk Rex or are considering getting one, you can take a look at our cat insurance policies to ensure your pet will receive the care they need in the case of an illness or accident.

Vital Stats

Colour: All colours (including tan, white and grey) in all kinds of combinations, patterns and markings.
Coat: Usually curly - they can be long-haired and curly, and short-haired and curly - but there are also occasionally straight-haired Selkirk Rex cats. Despite appearances, the coat doesn't require too much grooming, which can cause the curl to drop out.
Life span: A life expectancy of around 14 years is usual.
Colour various Coat long
curly
Life span 14+years

Selkirk Rex insurance considerations

Selkirk Rexs sometimes suffer with epilepsy and are prone to hereditary and congenital conditions. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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