Breed Profile

Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex
The Cornish Rex dates from the 1950s originating in Cornwall, U.K. after a Cornish farmer found a curly-coated kitten in the litter of his farm cat. He took the kitten to show his vet who suggested he mate it back to its mother to what the results and to the farmer's surprise the new kittens were all born with the same curly coats.

This chic-looking cat with its slender and muscular body more than holds its own in the feline beauty stakes with its prominent Roman nose and spectacular crimped coat that looks and feels similar to cut velvet. This cat's low allergenic "poodle-like" coat is low maintenance and so can be an ideal breed for many asthma sufferers to enjoy, who would otherwise have to forego cat ownership and so miss out on the warmth and delight that a cat brings to the home.

This affectionate, intelligent, alert and playful breed enjoys human company and demands attention. This is a loving animal filled with boundless energy and would make an enchanting pet for children or the elderly. They become bored easily so you will need to give them plenty of toys to play with if you are away from home for long periods such as at work. They are usually compatible with cats and dogs which might be part of the same household.

Most people agree that once they have owned a Cornish Rex they are reluctant to ever go back to another breed.

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Helena sugar edapusrex ACT Contact
Heather and Col Mahoney alizmah TAS Contact
Pamela Cross Myshan NSW Contact
Kathy Kelly Kanandra VIC Contact
Tomi Foxx GrandHaven TAS Contact
Belinda Mannix Coslinkar NSW Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality kittens of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or kitten or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their kittens and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or kitten.



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