Devon Rex Cats & Devon Rex Cat Breeders

The Devon Rex is a breed of intelligent, short-haired cat that emerged in England during the 1960s. They are known for their slender bodies, wavy coat, and large ears. These cats are capable of learning difficult tricks. They are even known to recognize their owner's name, just as they do their own.


The typical Devon is active, mischievous, playful, and very people-oriented. They have been described as a cross between a cat, a dog and a monkey (or, more famously, as "a monkey in a cat suit"). They are high-jumpers and will try to occupy any space large enough to admit them. With this trait, they are often found in odd nooks and crannies of a closet, shelf, or laundry basket. Devons prefer to be in high places and will go to great lengths to get to the highest spot in a room. They are relatively easy to take care of. Most Devons also have one central person to whom they devote their love, and on whom they will most often lie and rub. They like to playfully nip, and love to play throughout their lives.


They are a very intelligent breed; the typical Devon Rex can be trained to walk on a leash, fetch or perform all manner of tricks usually associated with canines, like jump, heel and tag to name a few.


Another common trait is their show of affection: they have a particular penchant for being close to the head or neck of their human companions and can often be found mounted upon one's shoulder or nestled into the cranny created by the neck and shoulder when one is prone. The Devon Rex is a faithful companion and will usually follow the object of their affection from room to room, waiting for the opportunity to leap onto their arms, lap, or shoulder.

Source: Wikipedia

Potential Health Issues for the Devon Rex 

It is important to always do your research when buying any pet. You should enquire about the general health and DNA testing history of the parents of the kitten you are buying.


Health issues that have been known to affect Devons are PKD, Spasticity & Cardiomyopathy.   With the DNA testing that is now available, responsible breeders have almost eradicated these diseases. 

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Registered Devon Rex Breeders

Astracan Devon Rex Cattery - Breeder - Mt Pleasant, SA
All my breeding cats are DNA tested to make sure they do not carry any ... read more
DevMa - Egyptian Mau & Devon Rex Breeder - Toowoomba
We are a small cattery but we breed for Health, quality and sound temperaments  ... read more
Fur Re Fae Devon Rex Cattery - Breeder - Williamstown
Fur Re Fae Devon Rex Cattery - Breeding healthy happy Devon's, that are raised ... read more
Jarlyn Devon Rex Cat Breeder - Sunshine Coast, QLD
We are a Hobby breeder and have been successfully breeding Devon Rex cats for ... read more
Josie's Cattery - Devon Rex Cat Breeder - Lilydale, VIC
Josie's Cattery
Breeder of Devon Rex kittens located in Lilydale ... read more
Kittams - Devon Rex Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
Welcome to the world of pixies, elves, gremlins and aliens. I fell in love ... read more
Mangalakatz - Singapura & Devon Rex Cat Breeder - Sth Gippsland, VIC
Where Beauty & Enchantment are Created. Registered Specialist Breeder of ... read more
Manis - Sphynx and Devon Rex Breeder - Toowoomba, QLD
Registered breeder of Sphynx and Devon Rex Kittens in QLD.

All my kittens go ... read more
Shantor Cattery - Breeder Of Fine Devon Rex
I have been breeding Devon Rex for 37 years - Breeding for Health and great ... read more

Devon Rex Clubs & Associations