Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex

Behaviour/Adaptability

The Cornish Rex is a very social breed. They love to be around people and can always be found in the middle of the action. They are intelligent and curious, and love to play ball. They are the ideal family pet ideal for the family, as they integrate well with other pets and children. Not a noisy cat. noisy cat.

Details

With their unique and eye-catching appearance, Cornish rex cats are perfect for people with avant-garde tastes. Learn all about this regal cat breed. Have you ever described your sense of style as flamboyant? Then the Cornish rex could be the perfect breed for you.
With its long, slender, delicate-looking body, big eyes and huge ears, the Cornish rex is a cat that is sure to get people talking. But its most striking calling card is its coat. The Cornish rex lacks the long hair of the outer coat, so it has only a soft, curly undercoat. The body of the Cornish rex is extremely thin, which gives these cats the appearance of being fragile. This is all a ruse, as all that lies beneath the skin is muscle and hard bone, making them surprisingly robust cats that often weigh considerably more than they look. Their body is topped by a small, egg-shaped head with high cheekbones, large round eyes, a long nose and giant ears set high on the skull. They have been compared to whippets or greyhounds because of their athletic build and quick movements. The breed also has a tendency to arch its back when walking, similar to these breeds of dogs.
The main distinguishing feature of the Cornish rex is its coat. In fact, it is the characteristic that makes the breed. While most breeds have three different types of coat – the long, outer guard hairs, a middle layer of fawn hair and the down undercoat – Cornish rex cats have only the third, which gives them a soft, wavy appearance.
The down coat of the Cornish rex is incredibly soft and is described by its owners as being completely different from anything else.

Breed Characteristics:
Coat Type: This breed has a short, tight coat that is fine in texture. The Cornish Rex stands out thanks to its curly, wave-like fur.
Colours & Body Type: Cornish Rex’s have a slender, curved profile. They are lithe yet solid and muscular. With an egg-shaped head, this breed has high cheekbones and large, high-set ears and oval eyes. Coat colours for this breed can vary from solid to tabby. Patterns can also vary. The only requirement is that the coat falls in waves, either loose or tight.
Grooming Needs: Low maintenance, weekly brushing. Shed, not hypoallergenic
Similar Breeds: Devon Rex, LaPerm, Selkirk Rex, Siamese, Sphynx
Vital Stats:
Height: 30 to 36 cm
Weight – Female: 2.5 to 3 kg
Weight – Male: 3.5 to 4.5 kg
Life Span: 12 to 14 Years

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