Cornish Rex Cat

Cornish Rex Cat Behavior / Temperament: Playful, athletic and agile, loving, fits in with family life.

Cornish Rex Cat Colors: Range of colors, solids, patterns, tabby, tuxedo, and tortoiseshell

Weight: Female 5 – 7  pounds, Male 6 – 9 pounds

Lifespan: 11 – 15+ years

Maintenance: Low

Low Shedding Cat


Cornish Rex Cat Origin

The Cornish Rex cat, as the name half suggests, originated from a mutant kitten that was born with wavy hair in Cornwall, England in 1950. The breed was developed over the next 10 to 15 years through interbreeding, which initially weakened the line, then some crossbreeding with other breeds, including the British Domestic Shorthair Cat, the Burmese Cat and the Siamese Cat to strengthen the breed’s health, and then with some further breeding with other Rex cats until the breed as we know it today was established in the mid to late 1960s.

Cornish Rex Cat Physical Characteristics

The Cornish Rex is now a very strong cat breed that loves to play; they are athletic and muscly, their strong hips and long legs enable them to be agile. One of their distinctive features is the unusual shaped head which has been described as “egg shaped”, this together with its rather ridiculously large ears give it an impish look.

Cornish Rex Cat Coat

One of the most distinctive features of this Rex cat is its wavy down hair which doesn’t have the outer protective layers of hair (awn and guard hair) that other cat breeds have, so it is very soft to touch and is very close to its skin. The Cornish Rex feline doesn’t shed much hair and is considered to be a low shedding cat.

Coat Care: The fine down hair of the Cornish Rex Cat only needs a quick rub of your hand over it to collect any loose hair, or, if you prefer, you can gently use a soft cat shedding brush.

Cornish Rex Cat Color

The Cornish Rex comes in a range of colors and patterns, including tabby, tuxedo, and tortoiseshell patterns.

Cornish Rex Cat Behavior / Temperament

This feline is the perfect family member. It’s warm, loving, and low-maintenance. This breed loves to play and chase toys around the house. You may even wander into a room to find your Cornish Rex exploring the highest shelf. But don’t worry, this breed is super agile!