The Devon Rex Cat

Devon rex portrait

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 also often curly, adding to this cats unusual visual impact

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.

Devon Rex Facts and Devon Rex Information Featuring the -CatStats- Fact Files

Devon Rex cats

Devon Rex Cat Personality

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 are very

playful, joyful and inquisitive and thrive on lots of interaction

This cat is very happy in a busy home with multiple family members of all varieties, however can be sensitive to rough or brusque handling 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.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..-Devon Rex Cat Facts

Devon Rex Cat Breed Standards

cat tales devon rex cat

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.

Vote Here For Your Favorite Cat Breed

A Few More Devon Rex Facts

Devon Rex cats

cat carrierscat beds pagecat treatscat toyslitter pans

Back from Devon Rex Cat to Cat Breeds


Is this your cat or do you wish it was? Share opinions or stories about this breed in the box below.

cat care guide      kitten care guide       senior cat care guide