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German Rex cat

German Rex Temperament


German Rex cats are:


  • Friendly

  • Lively

  • Playful

  • Intelligent

  • Acrobatic


The German Rex is a lively, intelligent, playful companion. Bonding closely with its human this cat is loyal. Extremely acrobatic it will repeat tricks again and again purely for its own pleasure.


Where does the German Rex come from?


The German Rex originates, as its name would suggest, from Germany.


What type of Body does the German Rex have i.e. coat, patterns etc?


The German Rex body characteristics include:


  • Coat type, silky and short with a tendency to curl.

  • Medium sized.

  • Slender legs of medium length.

  • Round head, well developed cheeks.

  • Large open ears.

  • The eyes are a medium size and eye colours relate to the coat colour.

The German Rex is a medium sized breed of domestic cat. Heavier then their Cornish cousins the German Rex is believed to be the oldest of the curly coated felines. Distinctively known for its lambswool type coat and slightly shorter than normal curly wiskers.


History of the German Rex?


Of the Rex breeds the German Rex is believed to be the oldest. Like its Cornish and Devon cousins the German Rex was as a result of a spontaneous mutation in ordinary domestic house cats. The first recorded German Rex was born in the 1930’s in East Prussia.

He was a blue tom cat called Munk. Thereafter a female was spotted making her home in a hospital in Berlin and bringing much pleasure to the patients and staff alike. A doctor in the hospital took a particular shine to her and taking her home adopted her. Named Lämmchen because of her uniquely lamb-like coat she had many kittens in her life.

It was later discovered that it would take two curly coated cats to produce a litter of curly coated kittens. Although not as popular a breed as the Cornish Rex and Devon Rex by the late 1990’s it was thought there were only a handful of German Rex’s left. A couple of interested cat breeders felt it would be a challenge to bring this breed back from extinction and have been successful.


Food the German Rex eats?


The German Rex will eat normal cat foods whether it’s a tined food or biscuit.


Is the German Rex an indoor or outdoor cat?


The German Rex is equally happy indoors as they are outdoors.


Does the German Rex have health problem?


The German Rex is as healthy as the average breed cat although it will always benefit from regular visits to the vet. For more details about German Rex, click here.

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