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Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex Profile

Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 30-36cms

Avg weight Female: 2.5-3 kg

Avg weight Male: 3.5-4.5 kg

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.

Coat colours and 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 required: Low maintenance, weekly brushing. Shed, not hypoallergenic

Similar Breeds: Devon Rex, LaPerm, Selkirk Rex, Siamese, Sphynx


Cornish Rex temperament

The Cornish Rex is a very social breed. They thrive on being around people and you can always find them in the middle of the action! They are intelligent and curious and love a good game of fetch. They are the ideal family pet, blending in well with other pets and children. They are not a vocal cat. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.