Get to know the Cornish Rex
All you need to know about the breed
Many words are used to describe the Cornish Rex, from unique and avant-garde to quirky and out of the ordinary. No matter your qualifier-of-choice, you can be sure the breed’s striking appearance has been integral to their broad appeal around the world.
The Cornish Rex has a slender, graceful body set on high, straight legs. Whilst the breed may look delicate, they have a hard muscle tone that contributes to their high-energy levels and athleticism (take note: this is a cat that needs a lot of activity). Physically speaking, the Cornish Rex’s most recognisable features are their soft, wavy coat which covers their entire body, their oval eyes, and large, high-set ears. Their whiskers tend to be crinkled or curved, adding to the breed’s distinct look.
In the moments the Cornish Rex isn’t exploring, jumping, or running around, they are likely to follow you from room to room or seek out a warm and comfortable spot on your lap, a social trait that has earned them the nickname “velcro cat”. Playful, extremely intelligent, and (bonus!) easy to care for, the Cornish Rex is an ideal companion for homes with children who have similarly boundless levels of energy and needs for social contact.
2 facts about Cornish Rex
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Cornish Rex