Cornish Rex Cat - Breed Profile
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- These cats originated in Cornwall, England, where the breed first
appeared in a litter of barn cats born in July of 1950. Thru trial and error
the breed was almost lost but to the efforts of USA breeders that brought
them over to start programs and started the basis of literally all the
breeding programs today in the USA.
Colors and Coats Types Available - Black, Black & White, Solid Whites, Pointeds, Blue's, Red's and Cream's,
Blue & White, Tortoiseshell's, Calico's. Coats will vary but should be soft,
wavy and fully coated.
Grooming and Care - Easy to maintain. Occasional bathing in warm water with cat approved
shampoo, pat dry, don't rub as it can break the coat hairs.. No drafts or
cold room! Soft cloth or soft baby brush to comb them. Gentle q tip swabbing
of the ears as they do get dirty as they have no hair protection as other
cats have. Keep nails trimmed and also cleaned to avoid any smelly toes or
Suitable Environment - Inside ONLY! With only 1 layer of coat these cats don't do well outside.
They are otherwise hardy.
Personality Traits - Funny, loving and the clowns of cats. They love their humans and most
usually like other animals. They love high perches but will also perch on one's shoulder. They are
considered the fastest of the domestic cats, shaped like a greyhound. Kitten antics well into their *old* age. Voracious appetites.
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