The German Cat Breed Start with G

German Rex

With its plush, wavy coat, the German Rex resembles a special teddy bear. Originating from a spontaneous genetic mutation, German Rex coats are unique for their soft, loose curls. They come in three coat lengths – short Velour, medium Samtpels, and semi-long Zobel. German Rex coats shed minimally.

These curly-coated cats have lively, social personalities. They thrive on human interaction and are very intelligent. German Rexes make loyal companions that quickly learn tricks and love to play fetch. Their devotion and hypoallergenic coats have helped the breed gain popularity.


  • Lifespan: 12-16 years
  • Personality: Intelligent, lively, social. Thrives on human interaction. Learns tricks readily.
  • Coat: Three coat lengths from short plush Velour to semi-long Zobel. Dense and wavy fur.
  • Size: Medium-sized, 6-10 lbs typically.

Fun Fact:

The German Rex is distinct from the Cornish Rex, with the Rex gene mutation independently occurring in Germany.

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