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