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Cornish Rex Cat Breed

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The Cornish Rex is a most affectionate cat who is active and playful. Cornish Rex cats will fetch and catch and will be like a kitten far into his maturity.  Intelligent, inquisitive and extrovert, shows great resourcefulness in getting what it wants. Playful and affectionate, enjoys indoor life.  

The fine coat does not provide much insulation, so protection is needed in cold weather. The large, open ears should be checked and cleaned regularly. Groom by stroking with a gloved hand.  

The Cornish Rex cat gets his name from the Rex rabbit The similarities come from the unusual wavy coat. The Cornish Rex came about in Cornwall, England in 1950 and it seems occurred from a mutated gene. In the United States the Cornish Rex was recognized for championship in 1979 as is presently involved in competition all over the world.  

This cat is very lean and resembles a Whippet dog with its arched back and pulled up stomach. Long, thin legs and the way it poses on its feet make the cat look as if it’s standing on tiptoe. The coat on the Cornish Rex is its most unusual feature. Short and very soft it lies quite close to the body and appears as waves of curls all over the cat including it’s stomach. Daily hand grooming is what the Cornish Rex cat requires. He does need a warm climate. The coloring of the Cornish Rex may be of any variety including colorpointed. The major factor is the coat. It is so important in showing the cat that usually at least 50 points will be put towards the coat.

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