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Like the name already says, this cat breed comes from Germany. It' has a remarkable similarity to the famous Cornish Rex.
However, the most striking characteristic of the German Rex is its long, velvety fur with extreme shortness of sunshine. In contrast to Cornish Rex, the awning fibres are thickier than the underwool. This makes the cat look woolly. The German Rex is actually so smart that it can be trained to execute acrobatics on cues.
Although dynamic, this breed has enormous stamina and is highly loyally. Shorthaired German Rex doesn't need much care.
It was not taken seriously by most growers until 1951, after the Cornish Rex Cat was found in 1950. The first German Rex, according to expert opinion, was a wild, black-coloured cat that was spotted just after the end of the Second World War. Lamb had the same undulated hairy genes that are common in Cornish Rex females and have given birth to many offspring over the years.
Out of this breeding the first kitten of German Rex was born. Over the years more and more German Rex crabs arose. Two Rex monkeys, Marigold and Jet, began a new venture when they were brought to the United States in 1960. Those pussycats lay the foundations for the Rex breed in America.
Up until 1979, the Cat Lovers Association only recognised kittens that had emerged from an association of Cornish and German Rex males. Similar in appearance, it was only a matter of course that one race overshadowed the other. Cornish Rex still aroused further interest, while German Rex still took part in exhibitions in his home country in the 1980s.