The Selkirk Rex cat is medium to large in size and may weigh anywhere from 3 and 7 kg. It has a rounded head and full cheeks, similar to the Persian’s. Its ears are tufted and set wide apart. Its rectangular muzzle boasts a set of whiskers that are also rather curly like the rest of its fur. Its large, round eyes can be of any hue.
This feline’s frame is rather cobby-type, making it one sturdy breed. It has broad shoulders and a large rump. The legs are moderate in length and ends in firm and round paws. The tail is moderately long and is thicker at the base and ends in a rounded tip.
Its coat, which is its main distinguishing feature, is triple-layered and curly all over. The curls, unstructured and loose, are tightest at the belly, neck, and tail. Its whiskers, as mentioned, are also similarly curly. This semi-long fur comes in a variety of colours and patterns.
Is the Selkirk Rex hypoallergenic? Considering that the fur is not the main trigger for allergies among humans, the answer is no. But do Selkirk Rexes shed? Yes they do. Considering its dense fur, this feline needs to be bathed every now and then to remedy oiliness, whether short or long haired.