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8The name is Rex —
Jeri named the breed Selkirk
after her stepfather, making the
Selkirk Rex the only cat ever to
be named after an individual.
Big for a cat
He is! The Selkirk Rex, who features a mix of British and Exotic Shorthair in his bloodline, has been developed to have the same type of large,
big-boned physique as the British Shorthair, with a round
head, semi-cobby shape, muscular
build, and a weight of 6 to 16 pounds.
More to love, as they say!
Often described as a clownish cat,
the Selkirk is known for having a giddy
personality, and he’s always ready to
make you laugh with
Don’t underestimate the
While playful and laid-back, the
Selkirk is quite the smarty-pants,
with the ability to quickly learn
how to open doors and drawers to retrieve treats or toys.
Curiosity and all that.
Does the Selkirk Rex make a good family
cat? The best! His mellow persona and penchant for cuddles and hugs makes him an
absolute winner as a companion for children
or multi-pet households (including dogs).
He also thrives in smaller digs (apartment
Talk to me
Like his sweet and affectionate temperament,
the Selkirk has a gentle, small, quiet voice that
he’ll use to chat with you when you’ve got the
time. If you don’t have the time, however, you’d
better make some because the Selkirk, while
not demanding, will let you know when he feels
unappreciated via verbal cues.
The Selkirk shouldn’t be left alone for long periods of
time. Remember, the Selkirk is a social kitty; he needs a
healthy dose of stimulation and companionship to thrive.
Ignore him at your own risk.