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Bohemian Rex
Bohemian Rex
Alternative Names

Bohemian Curly


Czech Republic

Common Nicknames


Cat (Felis catus)
List of Cat Breeds

The Bohemian Rex cat, also known as the Bohemian Curly, is a rare and unique breed characterized by its curly coat. Unlike other curly-coated breeds like the Cornish Rex or Devon Rex, the Bohemian Rex has a distinctive soft and wavy coat that is usually medium to long in length. They are known for their affectionate and playful nature, often forming strong bonds with their owners. This breed originated in the Czech Republic and is still quite uncommon outside of Europe.


The history of the Bohemian Rex cat is relatively obscure compared to some other established breeds. They are believed to have originated in the Czech Republic, particularly in the Bohemian region. The exact origins and development of the breed are not well documented, but it is thought to have emerged in the latter half of the 20th century.

Like other curly-coated breeds such as the Cornish Rex and the Devon Rex, the Bohemian Rex's curly coat is a result of a genetic mutation. This mutation affects the hair follicles, causing the coat to be soft, wavy, and sometimes slightly curly.

This breed likely developed through selective breeding efforts aimed at emphasizing and stabilizing the curly coat trait. Breeders would have focused on maintaining the unique appearance and desirable temperament of the Bohemian Rex.

Despite its unique characteristics, the Bohemian Rex remains relatively rare and less widely recognized compared to more established cat breeds. It is primarily found in Europe, particularly in the Czech Republic and possibly neighboring countries.


The most distinguishing feature of the Bohemian Rex is the wavy coat. Unlike other curly-coated breeds such as the Cornish Rex or Devon Rex, which have shorter, tighter curls, the Bohemian Rex may have a softer and more loosely curled coat. The curls can vary in intensity by generally give the cat a unique and charming appearance. The texture can be quite plush and dense, giving the cat a unique and appealing appearance. The Bohemian Rex also typically has a slender, athletic build with a graceful posture. Their ears are often large and upright, contributing to their alert and expressive look.


The Bohemian Rex cat breed, like many purebred cats, can be prone to certain health issues. Common concerns include the genetic conditions that affect their coat, such as rexoid hairlessness or curly coat syndrome. These conditions can lead to skin problems if not managed properly. Additionally, as with any cat, they may be susceptible to dental issues, obesity, and certain genetic predispositions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a heart condition).