|-CatStats- Devon Rex|
|shed||low to none||children?||yes|
|colors||all colors and patterns|
The Devon Rex cat has a curly coat of soft fur, very large, low-set ears and huge, round eyes. The pupils are often small in comparison to eye size giving them a look of wonder or surprise. Devons have short, up-turned noses and full cheeks which give them their elf or pixie look. Whiskers and eyebrows are often curly, adding to this cats unusual quality. The Devon Rex is a very affectionate and friendly pet with a habit of climbing on shoulders. They are very good jumpers and love high places, often perching on refrigerators or top shelves when not cuddling with someone lucky. These cats retain a kittenish appearance and personality even as adults, and are delightfully warm and fuzzy to the touch. Although they make a delicate first impression, they are actually rather well-boned and solid bodied and tend to be hearty eaters.
Cool Cat Facts...
All of todays Devon Rex cats can be traced back to onewavey-locked stray male named Kirlee, who was born in Devonshire, England in 1960!
The Devon Rex cat is recognized by the Cat
Association (CFA), the world's largest cat organization. It is a
relatively uncommon pure-bred or "pedigreed" domestic cat breed. The
coat comes in any color or pattern and is soft and fine with a very
sparse top coat.
Light grooming with a rubber mitt will keep the skin healthy. There is
little, if any, shedding, and although there is no truly
hypo-allergenic cat, some with allergies or discomfort around
high-shedding cats may find the Devon Rex triggers less severe
reactions. There is also a belief that the Rex breeds have less of the
glyco-protein in their saliva and glands that is the true trigger of
The Devon Rex is a sweet, lovable cat that enjoys being close to human
faces making it a notorious shoulder-percher. These
are smallish-sized cats but have muscular, very dense bodies
long, strong legs. They have few breed-related health
issues. Because it is very active and desires interaction, the Devon
a superb family cat that does well with considerate children, forms
strong bonds, and likes to be included in everything.
Shape: The head is
large and very distinctive with full cheeks, prominent, angular
cheekbones, curved forehead and a flat skull line. The muzzle is short
with a noticeable stop and well developed chin. The ears are very large
and very wide at the base, low set and tapered, occasionally with tufts
on the tips. The unusual eyes are very large, modest oval, and often
small-pupiled giving a look of surprise or wonder. Gold or yellow are
the preferred colors with blue, green, or odd eyes allowed.
Body and Tail: The body is of medium length, lean and muscular, well boned, although there is a slender impression. The legs are long and strong with the hind legs slightly longer than the front. Feet are small and oval in shape, well knuckled and neat, never splayed.
Coat: The coat is short, soft, and fine. Wavy and without coarse guard hairs.
Pattern: All accepted colors are allowed.
Overall Appearance: This should be a very unique looking cat, small in stature with soft, unusual fur and large, expressive eyes and ears. Bright, inquisitive and playful.