Slender, agile, and remarkably intelligent, the Devon Rex cat has a very unique type of coat that sets them apart from other breeds.
Their fur has a distinct curl to it that is very similar to the Cornish Rex; however, they are not related to one another. The gene mutation responsible for the curly soft coat of the Devon Rex is entirely different from the mutation responsible for the curl familiar to the Cornish Rex.
These shorthaired cats have overly large ears that sit low on either side of their wide heads. Their ears are somewhat rounded in shape instead of being pointed like many other breeds. The Devon Rex has large eyes and a muzzle that is slightly upturned. Another unique feature of the Devon Rex is that they have relatively short and curly whiskers that can often be so tightly coiled that they appear to have no whiskers at all.
Slight in build with slender and long legs, the Devon Rex is a very agile and athletic cat who loves to jump up to the highest vantage point in the room so that they can carefully survey their surroundings.
These very smart cats can even be taught a range of tricks that other cat breeds would simply ignore. Many owners of the Devon Rex report that they have successfully toilet trained their cats. They can also be taught to walk on a leash and play fetch; much like their canine counterparts.
Affectionate, loyal, and incredibly playful, the Devon Rex is known to happily follow his human companion from room to room, just waiting for an opportunity to sit down so he can purr and demonstrate his love and affection.