- Place of Origin:
- United Kingdom
- Wild and domestic cats
- Breed type:
- Short-haired cat type Rex
- Body type:
- 2.5 - 4 kg
- Colour variants:
- All colour variety
History: In 1960 in Devonshire there was found a cat with wavy hair. This cat and its descendants were initially crossed with Cornysh rex - a familiar cat like that. It was thought that it was the same hair mutation. It was quickly discovered that this was not the case, and it was decided to breed this new mutation separately.
Previously, the breed was also called Koboldkat, a cat-elf. The type of the first Devon Rex, it is representing the required image of the breed, it was a black cat, male named Kirlee, it had a little elf head and a slender, elegant body.
Temperament: This is a very curious, intelligent cat with a delicate, snug nature and a strong focus on humans. Devon rex does not like staying alone. It is easy to learn various pieces such as balls or walking in the harness. Devon Rex likes to jump and climb and it does not hesitate to scape the furniture. It gets well with other dogs and cats. They can also be a good companion for children.
Body: Devon Rex has a slender, very muscular body of rather small growth. The wide chest supports the legs of the legs in proportion to the body. The hind legs are longer than the front. Small paws have an oval shape. The tail is long and thin and fits into the tip. The neck is slim. The wedge-shaped head has broad cheekbones, a large chin and a short nose with a pronounced bend. The forehead slopes back to the straight skull. The rather low ears are large. They have a wide base and narrow to a rounded toe. The covers are fine hairs. The large almond eyes are set diagonally and wide apart.
Coat: The Devon Rex coat is short, wavy, soft and soft, though a little tougher than German Rex or Cornish because it has undercoats and hairs. Rugged and medium-length tactile hairs and over-hair hairs are also wavy. When moulting, the hair may appear in part, creating loose spots that will grow again later. Although they are recommended as allergy-free animals due to low flickering, not all of them respond well to this breed.
Care: Devon Rex hardly moults. You have to comb coat with a baby brush or just a regular fondle. Hard brushes, as well as hard combing, it can damage the hair. Ears need to be cleaned more often, Devon Rex forms more earwax than most typical breeds. Likewise, more skin wax is produce. Therefore, regular washing is recommended with a quality shampoo for cats. Claws can be cut when necessary.
Devon Rex may be recognized in all colour variants. Most often, however, it is black and blue tortoiseshell, with or without white spots, and fully coloured individuals with a pattern. The eyes colour is yellow or green and it should be consistent with the colour of the coat. The shows there is preferred a higher quality of coat than its colour or badges.