German Rex - GRX
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The German Rex is a medium sized muscular and athletic cat, with a curly coat. The Rex mutation coincides with the Cornish.
Top of head
Medium sized, modified wedge with rounded contours. Top of head is slightly rounded.
Muzzle and chin
The cheeks are well developed. The muzzle is medium long, rounded.
Clearly curved, with a straight nose.
Rounded, medium sized, well opened and wide set.
The eye colour shall be uniform and corresponds with the coat colour.
Medium sized, broad at the base with slightly rounded tips and set rather wide apart.
Size and boning
Medium size, the boning is strong but not heavy.
Rectangular format. The breast is medium broad and rounded. The back is level.
Legs and paws
Slender but muscular, of medium length. The paws are oval.
Of medium length, ending in a slightly rounded tip.
Wavy, very soft, silky and elastic due to the lack of guard hairs. The waves are tight and uniform.
Whiskers and eye brows are crinkled.
The colours not belonging to the original gene pool (chocolate, lilac, cinnamon, fawn, caramel, sepia and mink colours as well as their combinations with white) are not recognized. All other colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted.
See General part
Special breed faults
Strong similarity to other rexed breeds.
Fully naked cat