The Devon Rex cat has a curly coat of soft
large, low-set ears and huge, round eyes. The pupils are
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.
All domestic cat breeds were developed with a certain look and
But naturally, breed descriptions are general and will not apply to all individuals. Learn about your potential new best friend and research
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Cool Cat Facts...
of todays Devon Rex cats can be traced back to
stray male named Kirlee, who was born in Devonshire, England
Is A Devon Rex Cat Right For You?
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.
Devon Rex Cat Breed Standards
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.
The coat is short, soft, and fine. Wavy and without coarse guard hairs.
accepted colors are allowed.
This should be a very unique looking cat, small in stature with soft,
unusual fur and large, expressive eyes and ears. Bright, inquisitive
Inside Cat or Outside Cat?
Wondering if you should allow your cat to go outside
unsupervised? Well there are definitely some pure breeds that should
never be outside cats.
breeds like the Sphynx
are extremely vulnerable and should always be supervised outdoors.
Docile breeds like the Burmese
may not be able to defend themselves. All cats allowed
outdoors are exposed to diseases and parasites that they would not
otherwise encounter. Fred Flintstone put his saber-tooth out every
night, but the cat jumped right back in the window - and he was a
saber-tooth! Still, most of us feel a little envy when we see our
domestic companion out on some high perch, sniffing the breeze of
liberty, and there is no doubt that cats love their freedom.
what do YOU think
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