The Devon Rex shares a number of similarities with the Cornish Rex. Its well-muscled body size also ranges from small to medium. It also has a wedge-shaped head and high cheekbones. However, its back is not as arched as that of the Rex from Cornwall. Its large ears are also set lower on its head and its whiskers, as mentioned, are rather stubbly.
This distinct facial trait has earned it the moniker “designer stubble.” It is rather delicate as these whiskers are likely to break when not carefully handled during grooming. That being said, the Devon has large oval-shaped eyes with an expression that make it seemingly the “windows to the soul.”
It also has a broad chest and its legs are long and slender. Its tail is long and tapering. Its hind legs are longer that the front legs. These end in small, oval-shaped feet.
As for its rippling coat, which is its most striking feature, it is short and dense but soft to the touch. This is because it does not have guard hairs, which also means it feels the hot or cold more than the average kitty. On whether this curly cat is hypoallergenic, it is not. Its coat can come in any colour and pattern.
Grooming this cat is easy due to its short coat. Giving the Devon Rex bath should also be done regularly. This is to eliminate the oil residue that may build up due to the lack of outer coat. Its ears also need to be cleaned regularly, about once weekly, to prevent bacteria build-up.