Cornish Rex

Breed Characteristics and Personalities


LH - Longhaired Breed
SH - Shorthaired Breed
LH & SH - Both Longhaired and Shorthaired Breed

 


Abyssinian
SH
Characteristics: Ticked coat; ruddy, red, blue and fawn colors
Personality: Busy, active, agenda-driven and affectionate

American Bobtail
LH & SH
Characteristics: Medium to large, naturally occurring, bobtailed cat
Personality: Loving and intelligent

American Curl
LH & SH
Characteristics: Ears curl back, away from the face; available in a variety of colors and patterns
Personality: Energetic and affectionate

American Shorthair
SH
Characteristics: Stocky, working breed: available in a wide variety of colors and patterns
Personality: Even tempered and quiet

American Wirehair
SH
Characteristics: Crimped, springy coat; available in a variety of colors and patterns
Personality: Even temperament

Balinese
LH
Characteristics: LH variety of Siamese; chocolate, seal, blue and lilac point colors
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active

Balinese - Javanese Division
LH
Characteristics: Longhair variety of the Colorpoint Shorthair
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active; can be insistent

Birman
LH
Characteristics: Stocky body with white feet and point color pattern; easy to groom coat of intermediate length
Personality: Sweet and affectionate

Bombay
SH
Characteristics: Glossy, black coat
Personality: Playful and affectionate; lap cats

British Shorthair
SH
Characteristics: Stocky, sturdy, plush coat; blue is very popular but also come in other colors
Personality: Calm and quiet; enjoy people

Burmese
SH
Characteristics: Stocky and well muscled; sable, also champagne, blue and platinum
Personality: People oriented, affectionate

Chartreux
SH
Characteristics: Blue only, well muscled, medium woolly coat
Personality: Quickly become attached to their family

Colorpoint Shorthair
SH
Characteristics: Non-traditional point colors
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active; can be insistent

Cornish Rex
SH
Characteristics: Soft, wavy, curly coat; many colors and patterns
Personality: Active, racy, affectionate

Devon Rex
SH
Characteristics: Naturally curly, wavy coat; many colors and patterns
Personality: Pixie look and personality

Egyptian Mau
SH
Characteristics: Spotted pattern in silver, bronze and black smoke
Personality: Athletic and active

European Burmese
SH
Characteristics: Moderate type with gently rounded contours
Personality: Highly intelligent, affectionate and extremely loyal

Exotic
LH & SH
Characteristics: Body and head type like a Persian but with a short plush coat; available in same colors and patterns as the Persian
Personality: Sweet, affectionate, quiet

Havana Brown
SH
Characteristics: Chocolate brown
Personality: Busy, affectionate

Japanese Bobtail
LH & SH
Characteristics: Short pom-pom tail; many colors and patterns available
Personality: Active, intelligent, and affectionate

Korat
SH
Characteristics: Thai "good luck" cat; silver blue coat and a heart shaped face; muscular
Personality: Energetic and affectionate

La Perm
LH & SH
Characteristics: Medium sized, curly coated; many colors and patterns
Personality: Affectionate, gentle and while very active, enjoy sitting in a comfortable lap

Maine Coon Cat
LH
Characteristics: Large, rugged cat; many colors and patterns are available
Personality: Gentle, easy going yet active

Manx
LH & SH
Characteristics: Tailless cat from the Isle of Man; thick, dense coat; heavy cat; many colors and patterns are available
Personality: Quiet and gentle

Norwegian Forest Cat
LH
Characteristics: Stocky and hardy with a heavy coat
Personality: Active and sweet

Ocicat
SH
Characteristics: Spotted hybrid; athletic and muscular
Personality: Strong, active and social

Oriental
LH & SH
Characteristics: Siamese style cat without the point markings; over 150 colors and patterns are possible
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active; can be insistent

Persian (including Himalayan)
LH
Characteristics: Stocky body, long full coat, round head with a short nose; broad face; available in a variety of colors and patterns
Personality: Sweet, affectionate, quiet

RagaMuffin
LH
Characteristics: Large size, large expressive eyes, all colors except pointed
Personality: Docile, people loving and affectionate

Ragdoll
LH
Characteristics: Large cat with color at the points
Personality: Docile, placid and affectionate

Russian Blue
SH
Characteristics: Short, dense silver tipped blue coat
Personality: Graceful, playful and quiet

Scottish Fold
LH & SH
Characteristics: Ears folded forward and down; large round eyes; also available with straight ears; many colors and patterns are bred
Personality: Affectionate and laid back; sweet expressions

Selkirk Rex
LH & SH
Characteristics: Naturally curly coat; rounded, stocky body
Personality: Quiet

Siamese
SH
Characteristics: Long, slender body with typical color at the points - chocolate, seal, blue and lilac; long slender legs; long wedge shaped head
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active; can be insistent

Siberian
LH
Characteristics: Russian native breed; rare outside of Europe
Personality: Large and powerful

Singapura
SH
Characteristics: Warm beige, ticked coat; large expressive eyes; small cat
Personality: Sweet, demanding, affectionate and occasionally bossy

Somali
LH
Characteristics: Longhaired variety of the Abyssinian and available in the same colors
Personality: Busy, active, agenda-driven and affectionate

Sphynx
SH
Characteristics: The "hairless" cat; rare
Personality: Active, affectionate

Tonkinese
SH
Characteristics: Originally developed from Burmese and Siamese; strikes a balance between the two parent breeds
Personality: Can be vocal, people oriented

Turkish Angora
LH
Characteristics: Originated in Turkey; silky intermediate length coat; long body; several colors and patterns
Personality: Busy, curious

Turkish Van
LH
Characteristics: All white except for color on head and tail
Personality: Sweet and interested; enjoy water
 

 

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