The Cornish Rex is distinguished from all other breeds by its extremely soft, wavy coat and racy type. It is surprisingly heavy and warm to the touch. All contours of the Cornish Rex are
gently curved. By nature, the Cornish Rex is intelligent, alert, and generally likes to be handled.
In appearance, Cornish Rex cats are a study in curves starting most noticeably with their coat which ideally falls in washboard waves. The coat is very short, lies close to the body and is incredibly soft to the touch, prompting comparisons to cut velvet, karakul lamb, rabbit fur or silk. In fact, it feels like a Cornish Rex coat and nothing else is the same.
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COAT LENGTH: Shorthair
CHARACTERISTICS: Soft, wavy, curly coat; many colors and patterns
PERSONALITY: Active, racy, affectionate
In personality, the Cornish Rex is extremely affectionate and people-oriented. They are also active cats whose kitten-like antics last for their lifetime and who can be very inventive in their play. Favorite Cornish Rex games are fetch, catch and even "discus", in which the cat uses its hand-like paw to pick up and toss a small object. In spite of their sophisticated, elegant appearance, Cornish Rex cats are anything but cool, aloof or dignified. They are perfect pets for the owner who wants active cats to participate in family life.
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"My husband and I are enthralled with Fifi, our Cornish Rex. She constantly amuses and surprises us with her antics and energy. It's better than watching TV!"
"Cornish Rex are like clowns . . . on fast forward. They constantly make you laugh at them and their antics and do so at what seems to be 100 miles an hour. "
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