About the Breed

What makes Devon Rex so special

The Devon is often described as having an elfin appearance, with their large ears, high cheekbones and striking eyes. Their outstanding characteristic, however, is their soft, wavy fur. Their curvy body starts with their head, a modified wedge shape with convex curves forming the outer edge of the ear lobes, the cheekbones and the whisker pads. The Devon has large, wide-set, oval-shaped eyes and strikingly large ears set low on the head. Sometimes the tips of the ears are tufted with fine fur.

A “rexed” coat is soft and fine, appearing to be without the harsh guard hairs that characterize most cat coats. The cat’s body is well covered with fur, most thickly on the back, sides, tail, legs, face and ears. Some Devon’s have loose, shaggy curls, while others have a coat that is thinner and suede like. The hair on the top of the head, neck, chest and abdomen is slightly less dense and may even look downy, but the cat should never have bare patches. A Devon’s medium-size body is deceptively slender, unless the cat has been sneaking too many snacks.

Smooth the coat with your hand and rippled waves appear. It comes in any genetically possible color, pattern or combination of colors and patterns, including solid white, black, blue, chocolate, cinnamon, lilac and red; smoke patterns, which are a white undercoat deeply tipped with a specific color; and various calico, tabby, tortoiseshell and pointed patterns. Their body should feel hard and muscular. The legs are long and slim, supported by small, oval paws. A long, fine tail covered with short fur tapers at the end. Devon’s life span is 9-15 years.

Personality

The Devon Rex’s favorite place is right at head level, on the shoulder of their favorite person. They take a lively interest in everything that is going on and refuse to be left out of any fun activity. They are very smart cats with a moderate activity level. The active and social Devon Rex is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. They will play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks easily and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. To ensure safety and friendliness, introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances.

At mealtime, the Devon Rex will try to seat themselves at the dining room table with the rest of the family, just to make sure that the food you have prepared is just for them. They like to eat; and will gain a few extra pounds if their diet is not carefully monitored.  They love heat, so they will cuddle up to anything warm and soft and fall asleep but, under the covers is their preferred place to sleep. Choose a Devon Rex if you will enjoy the company of a mischievous, agile cat and won’t be alarmed to see him peering down at you from the top of a door, plotting the trajectory to your shoulder.

Care tips

It’s a good idea to keep a Devon Rex as an indoor cat to protect him/her from diseases spread by other animals, birds, attacks by dogs or coyotes, and other dangers such as being stolen and being hit by a car.

If they look dirty, wipe them with a cotton ball or soft damp cloth moistened with warm water.

Keep the litter box spotlessly clean. Like all cats, Devon Rex are very particular about bathroom hygiene.

The Devon’s wavy coat is easy to maintain. Groom gently so you don’t break the delicate hairs. In many cases, brushing your hand over the coat is all it needs. The best thing about a Devon Rex coat is that it doesn’t shed much, and the fur is so fine that it isn’t very noticeable on clothing and furniture.

Baths are rarely necessary unless the cat is white or has a lot of white on the coat. Those cats can start to look dingy if they are not regularly bathed. The coat dries quickly after a bath.

The Devon Rex feels warm to the touch, but they are always seeking warmth. If you are cold, they probably are too. Buy him/her a nice sweater or two to help him/her retain heat.

What happy customers say about us

Inessa Samkov
Inessa Samkov
17:25 10 May 21
We couldn't be happier with our experience getting a devon from Yana. She is so friendly and helpful, and our little kitty is the most beautiful, personable, loving cat we've ever met. Thanks Yana!!
Adam & Jessica Blackburn
Adam & Jessica Blackburn
04:35 05 Apr 21
I am so in love with my kitten. His personality is adorable, very affectionate, and such a good boy. He slept the car ride when I picked him up and he even played fetch with me on his second night home. Yana was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and available to answer questions at any time. I would encourage anyone who brings home one of Yana's kittens to lean on her when needed.Yana was referred to me by a friend who told me a Devon will change your life. She was right. My little Prince Charming Oliver exceeded my dreams and I couldn't be happier.
K Morehead
K Morehead
22:54 11 Sep 20
We recently adopted a Devon Rex from Yana and the whole process has been just wonderful. We flew from Vancouver to Toronto to pick the kitty up and the entire process (emailing back and forth, traveling,etc.) probably would have been a nightmare if it weren't for her incredible guidance and support. We ended up with the PERFECT cat after all of it and our entire family is so in love! Our kitty truly completes our family and we are over the moon with how he is with our 6 year old son. The kitty is so cuddly, playful, socialized, relaxed, and is the dream cat. The devon rex breed really is incredible. Worth every penny... our Turbo is priceless! Thank you Yana!
Claudine Blair
Claudine Blair
22:25 26 Feb 20
After losing my Siamese, I found Royal Devons Cattery through a friend. I reached out in the hopes of finding a Devon Rex that would be able to fill our hearts as much as my Siamese did. Not only did I find a wonderful kitten, he has the most amazing personality and is a one of a kind. Royal Devons Cattery disclosed everything to me from the kittens eating habits to the test results from the veterinarian. The kittens are very well-kept for and they all really do have wonderful personalities. They also have the parents on site. I highly recommend getting a kitten from Royal Devon Rex Cattery, especially if you want a sweet, loving companion.
Amber Losavio
Amber Losavio
20:56 08 Jan 20
I did lotta research and came up with absolute best breeder. My Devon is wonderful but not only that the initial information provided and the follow up are incredible. This breeder has a real love Of her cats. Devin Rex is a very expensive in this case it’s worth every penny.
Jo Jock
Jo Jock
03:12 16 Sep 19
Yana really loves what she does and these furry little guys. We recently picked up a new cat from her and she has guided us through the process and is always there if we have any questions.
Laura DiMarcantonio
Laura DiMarcantonio
00:25 13 Aug 19
We had such a great experience with Royal Devons Cattery! Not only once but twice! Yana is so patient and helpful when it comes to taking care of the babies and anwsering all of our questions. Without hesitation, I HIGHLY recommend Royal Devon Rex. 🙂
Kimberly Maisonneuve
Kimberly Maisonneuve
17:01 11 Feb 19
Our experience with Devon Rex Cattery was amazing. Our beautiful boy Fillion is so sweet and the perfect addition to our family. Yana was so supportive and wonderful to deal with. We have had Fil for almost a year now and we still keep in touch with Yana. She loves to get updates on her fur babies! ❤🐱
Lynne Veugen
Lynne Veugen
00:06 07 Feb 19
Love our baby!! He wouldn’t be with us with out Yana!
Jocelyn “Jay” Veugen
Jocelyn “Jay” Veugen
23:54 06 Feb 19
Very knowledgeable breeder! Beautiful cats! Highly recommend Yana!
serge samkov
serge samkov
03:06 06 Feb 19
Yana matched us with the perfect little boy! I originally was looking for an emotional support pet and Bartok has become that and so much more. He is so fun to have around the house weather we’re sitting on the couch, in the bath (His second favourite spot. HONEST), or sleeping, He is so incredibly cuddly and sweet. He can get rambunctious at times which is the cutest thing to see him jumping around or carrying our clothes from the hamper in his mouth and strewing them all over the house. I feel he is so emotionally in tune with me, whenever I’ve had a hard day, he just seems to know and comes and lays on my chest (his favorite spot, and where he is while I write this). He is such a perfect little character that fits into our home better than I could have ever expected. And thank you so much, Yana!! We really do appreciate all the ongoing support you’ve given! It’s so great to have someone who knows what they’re doing just a call or message away!
Tianna Sikora
Tianna Sikora
06:16 03 Feb 19
The amount of work and love that Yana puts in in to her cattery is amazing! Thank you for being an ethical breeder!
Arkady Melster
Arkady Melster
19:29 01 Feb 19
Yana went out of her way to make sure I got two beautiful little boys who are wonderful.Don't know why anyone would give a bad rating
Linda Will
Linda Will
18:52 06 Dec 18
Nikki Champagne
Nikki Champagne
17:36 06 Dec 18
Iryna Ivanova
Iryna Ivanova
17:36 06 Dec 18
Anna Blumenov
Anna Blumenov
15:48 12 Dec 17