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Cornish Rex

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Cornish Rex (Face, Sitting)
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Cornish Rex (Face, Lying)
Face, Lying
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Cornish Rex (Lying, Chocolate)
Lying, Chocolate

Breed Information


2018: #14

2017: #13

Name Cornish Rex
Other names None
Origin United Kingdom
Size Smallest to Small

Short Hair

Extremely soft



Lap Cat Yes
Life span 11-14 years







Male: 8 - 10 pounds

Female: 6 - 8 pounds










Kitten Prices

Average $800 - $1200 USD

The Devon rex is a relatively uncommon breed. Potential owners can expect to spend $1,000–$2,000 USD for a Devon rex kitten from a quality breeder.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Affection Level

5 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be very affectionate towards them.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Energy Level

5 stars


1 stars

Low Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.

Health Issues

1 stars

Hypoallergenic: YesGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.


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1 stars

Minimal Shedding: Very little to no shedding occurs for this cat breed. These type of cats typically produce little to no dander and are hypoallergenic.

Social Needs

5 stars

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


1 stars

Low Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.

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Cornish Rex Kitten (Standing, White & Black)
Standing, White & Black
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Cornish Rex Kitten (Sitting, Side View)
Sitting, Side View
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Cornish Rex Kitten (White, Side View)
White, Side View

Kitten Names

Rank Male Female
01 Mikesch Molly
02 Blade Angel
03 Toby   Lily
04 Tommy Zoey
05 Gavin Sophie
06 Lucky Jade
07 Felix Cleo
08 Aaron Maya
09 Oscar Summer
10 Alex Leah
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The Cornish Rex is distinguished from all other breeds by its extremely soft, wavy coat and racy type. Smallest to Small; torso long and slender, not tubular; back is naturally arched; shoulders well knit; rump rounded and well muscled. Comparatively small and egg-shaped; length about one-third greater than width; definite whisker break; oval with gently curving outline; muzzle narrowing slightly to rounded end; cheekbones high and prominent; nose Roman with high prominent bridge. Short, extremely soft, silky, and completely free of guard hairs; relatively dense; size and depth of wave may vary.

The Cornish Rex is a highly intelligent, affectionate and extroverted breed, notwithstanding its somewhat aloof and sophisticated appearance. It is curious, inventive, playful and mischievous by nature, making it an endearing household companion and a wonderful pet. Most Cornish Rex like to play fetch and chase with other pets and with people. They are unusually acrobatic and enjoy leaping onto and off of high places, seemingly simply for the sheer joy of it. The Cornish Rex is an adventurous animal that readily adapts to new situations and environments. It will explore wherever - and whenever - it can. It often will be seen jumping into or onto refrigerators, examining washing machines or climbing into open clothes driers. Some owners consider these antics to be deliberately provocative on the part of their cats, but in a completely fun and happy way. The Cornish Rex is outgoing and people-oriented. It seeks out human companionship and the fellowship of other household animals. Most representatives of this breed make very suitable pets for children or adults who are timid around other animals.

Children & Other Pets

The active and social Cornish Rex is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He will play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks easily and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.

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