Informations about the Devon Rex

Characteristics and description

Devons are medium framed cats, with the males averaging 4-6kg. and the females 2-5kg.
The two most striking features of Devon Rex are their curly coats and their pixie faces. Many people describe a Devon Rex as looking like Yoda from "Star Wars" or one of the Gremlins from the movies of that name.

The characteristic head and profil of a Devon

Their coats sometimes are described as looking like a Persian lamb coat, but also may look more like the tousled curls of Little Orphan Annie.

The Devon Rex is a breed of unique appearance. Its large eyes, short muzzle, prominent cheekbones, and huge, low-set ears create a characteristic elfin look. A cat of medium fine frame, the Devon is well covered with soft, wavy fur; the fur is of a distinctive texture, as the mutation causes its wavy coat. The first cat of this type was found 1962 in Devon / England. It was a boy called Kirlee.

The Devons are moderately active and quiet voiced. They tend to have hearty appetites, they are alert and active and show a lively interest in surroundings.

It is a cat with a very people oriented disposition. They love to be with you, and to 'help' you do all sorts of activities, from reading to cleaning the house. If you are seated, you will generally have a Devon in your lap. If you are standing, you may have one on your shoulder, if you are lying down, you will generally have one keeping you company. They love to sleep close to each other and they are friend with other animals too. Many Devons learn tricks! Lots of them will fetch toys and are so obsessive about the game that you will tire before they do.

Devons are very easy to care for. Their wavy coats shed little, and when bathed dry quickly. Their large ears do seem to attract a bit more dirt than that of other breeds, so a weekly cleaning with a cotton swab is helpful. The Devons do not change their coat. Therefore they are loved by people who normally react allergic on cats . Most of them don´t get any negative reaction by living together with a Devon.