The Devon Rex Cat

Devon Rex cat

 -CatStats-       Devon Rex
size Small weight 8lbs
vocal? average active? very
coat curly family? yes
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.

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All domestic cat breeds were developed with a certain look and personality in mind.
But naturally, breed descriptions are general and will not apply to all individuals.
Learn about your potential new best friend and research breeders thoroughly!

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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!                                                                     

Is A Devon Rex Cat Right For You?

The Devon Rex cat is recognized by the Cat Fanciers 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 allergic reactions. 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 and long, strong legs. They have few breed-related health issues. Because it is very active and desires interaction, the Devon Rex is a superb family cat that does well with considerate children, forms strong bonds, and likes to be included in everything.

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Devon Rex Cat Breed Standards

Head 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.

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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. Hairless 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. So what do YOU think ....Inside Cat or Outside Cat? Comment Here...

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