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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Shorthair Group.

Weight:

Females weigh approximately 5-8 pounds while males weigh approximately 8-10 pounds.

Height:

Devon Rex cats grow to a medium size and height.

Color(s):

These cats come in many different colours, patterns, and colour combinations. Some common colours include blue, chocolate, red, and white.

Coat:

Devon Rex cats have curly, short coats. They lack the typical outer coat of guard hairs that most other cats have.


Overview

Character:

Friendly and curious, Devon Rex cats are very active and affectionate companions. These playful cats are natural acrobats and tend to act like kittens throughout adulthood. Devon Rex cats are sometimes described as monkey-like because of their playful and mischievous natures.

Country of Origin:

England.

History:

This breed was first discovered around 1960 in Devonshire, England. A curly coated kitten found amongst a litter of stray cats became the first Devon Rex from which the breed was then developed. Although this breed originated in a neighbouring county to that of the Cornish Rex, the two breeds not linked.

Name:

This breed was named for its curly coat (Rex) and its place of origin (Devon). Nicknames include Pixie cat and Alien cat.

Temperament:

Devon Rex cats have a friendly disposition and are very people-oriented. These cats will snuggle up in your lap and hang out on your shoulder.


Care

Training:

These intelligent cats are relatively trainable.

Activity:

Devon Rex cats are very active and playful.

Ownership:

Devon Rex cats are very playful and make charming, affectionate companions. These cats are ideal for homes where they can enjoy plenty of play time and human interaction. Since Devon Rex cats don't have an outer coat of guard hairs to keep them warm, they are best suited to indoor living.


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