The Ural Rex brings a very sociable and friendly cat breed into the house. The velvet paw is usually reluctant to be alone, so that before buying about the attitude of a second cat should be considered. The coat of the Ural Rex is considered to be easy to care for, so regular brushing with a fine, soft natural hairbrush is usually sufficient.
The Ural Rex is one of the rarest cat breeds worldwide and originates – as its name suggests – from the Ural region (Yekaterinburg) in Russia. Her special feature is her silky soft and curly coat.
Even in the post-war years it is said to have come more often to the birth of kittens with the characteristic wavy fur structure. Since initially there was no interest in the continued breeding, the special cats were often neutered. Only in 1988, the cat lady Mura the Podurovskih family have thrown three kittens, two of which had the curly fur of today’s Ural Rex. In order to pass on the fur structure of the Kiezen, you mated the mother again with one of her kittens and crossed – to expand the gene pool – additionally the Celtic Shorthair. Since 2006, the Ural Rex is recognized by the World Cat Federation.
The Ural Rex is considered to be exceptionally affectionate, affectionate and obedient. As a rule she adapts to the rhythm of her environment and pursues her human being at every turn. Anyone who decides to adopt this breed of cat should therefore be aware that in the future he will have a decent and sociable person at his side.
Due to its affable nature, the Ural Rex, with appropriate socialization, copes well with children and other pets.
Attitude and care
The Ural Rex is available in both a long-haired and a short-haired version. Her fine, curly coat is considered very easy to care for. A moistened hand while caressing and a fine soft brush at times of coat change are usually sufficient to care for the relatively undemanding coat.
Since the Ural Rex is one of the very sociable cat breeds, the velvet paw should be kept at best with a conspecific. Full-time working cat lovers, the breed is therefore recommended only limited.
The play instinct of the race is comparatively weak. Nevertheless, a Ural Rex owner should offer his velvet paw sufficient play and scratching possibilities.