SELKIRK REX CAT CLUB



 
Welcome to the Selkirk Rex Cat Club Website.   Gccf affiliated club

The Breed Club for THE SELKIRK REX CAT in the UNITED KINGDOM-  Looking after its health and welfare.

updated 1st April 2014

    Updates and News  

Minutes from 8th AGM

Committee 2014-   composed of a  mix of cat owners and breeders

 NEW Kittens available

 

The club was formed in early 2006 with the aims to increase awareness of the Selkirk Rex Cat & to promote, develop & safeguard the interests of the Selkirk Rex Breed including health and breed progression. The Committee work hard for the benefit and health of the breed.

They are a pretty robust and healthy breed although can have any diseases which any breed of cat is prone or susceptible to. PKD is included in the registration policy so no cat can be bred from unless it has been dna tested negative from PKD.
HCM has been reported in Selkirks, just as in many other breeds, but as yet no proven genetic link, and no reliable genetic test is available.   The club welcomes breeders who are scanning their cats but would advise potential kitten buyers that HCM free status cannot be declared. However, please be aware that even a scan is not conclusive proof of HCM but can only give an indication.    If someone says their cats are scanned for HCM ask to see the certificate of proof and evidence of subsequent yearly scans and be aware it is only a snapshot on the day and  no guarantee of any future health.

Please be aware that with any breed of cat there are un-reputable breeders who hope to part you with your hard earned cash in exchange for an inferior cat. We would always advise if you are looking into any breed that you refer to the breed standards and registration policies of that breed to ensure you fully understand what you should be asking the seller. In the case of the Selkirk Rex we would advise the following questions:

- will the kitten be registered with a cat registering body like the GCCF or TICA?  and come with papers including pedigree
- can I see the mother if not both parents?
- do the kittens come from PKD negative tested lines?
- have the kittens been reared in the home?
- will the kitten come with its full kitten injections and vet checked? 

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then walk away and find a breeder that complies with all these requirements.