German Rex

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Life expectancy

The German Rex has a life expectancy of between 9 and 14 years


Adult size

Female Between 12 and 14 in
Male Between 12 and 14 in

Adult weight

Female Between 9 and 13 lb
Male Between 9 and 15 lb
Coat colour
Black White Red Cream
Type of coat
Eye colour
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More details about the German Rex

German Rex: Origins and history

Some people believe that the German Rex is the first curly-haired cat breed to exist. The first specimen was found by Erna Schneider in Kaliningrad (formerly Kõnigsberg) in 1930 and was called Kater Munk. Then, in Pankow (formerly Buch) in 1946 or 1951 (there are contradictions between sources), a small black and white cat with curly fur, whose name was Lämmchen, was found by Dr. Rose Scheuer-Karpin in the garden of a hospital where she worked. In short, what we know for sure is that the breed comes from Germany. Lämmchen gave birth to several kittens and the German Rex breed was introduced to the world!

German Rex: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price for a German Rex, however the price will vary according to the lineage, breeding, age or even the sex. For your monthly budget you should allow on average £35 per month to meet their needs, offering them a high-quality diet and ensuring you keep them healthy.

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