By Sarah Morgan
As a breed the Devon's are often referred
to as "Little Devils" or
"Pixie Cats" these are all descriptions which fit the physical
well as their temperament,
they love to sit on your shoulder and are very much "people"
they crave company and attention, so if you are thinking of
Devon don't leave it at home while you go to work,
because your house will be demolished while your out (no we are
kidding), they like to have company preferably human but other
will get on with most breeds) or even dogs will do.
They are very affectionate cats and have been known to be very
you are one of those poor unfortunate people who is allergic to
as they have
very short wavy fur, very few guard hairs and do not shed as
much as a
regular coated cat, some people who would normally have an
reaction can live in a rex only household without any problems.
They are very intelligent and very inquisitive cats, and are as
general rule "bomb proof".
They come in every colour you can think of, and can have
a woolly almost sheep like curly coat, to the shortest of finely
coverings. Large Bat like ears and large eyes give the Devon
they have a small build and a big appetite, talkative but not
the extent of say a Siamese. The only problem is that one is
Breed Standard (as set out by GCCF)
Head (20 points) :
Wedge Shaped with face full cheeked, Short muzzle with strong
whisker break. Nose with well defined stop. Forehead curving
to flat skull.
Ears (10 points) :
Large, set low and wide apart, very wide at base, tapering with
tops and well covered with fine fur. With or without ear muffs
Eyes (5 points) :
Wide set, large, oval shaped and sloping towards outer edges of
Any colour acceptable.
Body Legs & Neck (20 points) :
Body hard and muscular, slender and of medium length, broad
carried high on slim legs, with length of hind legs emphasized,
paws small and oval. Neck slender.
Tail (5 points) :
Long, fine and tapering, well covered with short fur.
Coat (40 points) :
Very short and fine, wavy, curly and soft, can have a rippled
Some short guard hairs are acceptable. Whiskers and
and of medium length.
All coat colours, patterns and colour combinations acceptable,
including any white markings on any coat pattern.
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