Devon Rex kater

  Standard  TICA kater

DEVON REX (DR)

HEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points

Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Ears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Muzzle and Chin . . . . . . . . . 5

Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

BODY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 points

Torso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Legs and Feet . . . . . . . . . . 10

Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

COAT/COLOR . . . . . . . . 35 points

Texture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

CATEGORIES: All.

DIVISIONS: All.

COLORS: All.

PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES:

American Shorthair, British Shorthair,

European Shorthair, Burmese,

Bombay, Sphynx, Siamese.

HEAD:

Shape: Modified wedge, with

very full cheeks. In the front view,

the wedge is delineated by a

narrowing series of three (3) distinct

convex curves: outer edge of ear

lobes, cheekbones, and whisker

pads Forehead curving from stop to

flat skull. Head comparatively small

in size.

Profile: Strongly marked stop.

Muzzle: Short, well-developed,

with a strong muzzle break with

prominent whisker pads.

Chin: Strong, well-developed.

Ears: Large, low-set, wide at the

base, tapering to rounded tips. Well

covered with fine fur, sparse

furnishings, with or without ear muffs

and tufts. Sparse hair on temples not

a fault.

Eyes: Large, wide set. Oval in

shape, sloping toward the outer edge

of the ear. Any eye color acceptable,

generally conforms to coat color.

Neck: Medium long and slender.

BODY:

Musculature: Hard, muscular.

Torso: Slender shape, medium

length but broad chested. Carried

high on legs.

Tail: Long, tapering, medium fine

boned, well covered with short fur.

Legs: Long, medium fine in

boning with length of hind legs

emphasized.

Feet: Small and oval.

 

COAT/COLOR:

Texture: Fine, dense, wavy.

(Full-bodied, rexed appearing to be

without guard hairs).

Length: Coat is short on the

back, sides, upper legs, and tail. It is

very short on the head, ears, neck,

paws, chest, and abdomen. Kittens

may have very short fur all over;

even if not long enough to wave, it

must cover the kitten evenly, so that

no bare patches are evident.

Revised 006/18/08 Devon Rex Breed Standard, 05/01/2008

Density: The cat is well-covered

with fur, with the greatest density

occurring on the back, sides, tail,

legs, face, and ears. Slightly less

density is permitted on the top of

head, neck, chest, and abdomen.

Bare patches are a fault in kittens

and a serious fault in adults;

however, the existence of down on

the underparts of the body should not

be misinterpreted as bareness.

Sparse hair on the temples (area in

front of the ears) is not a fault.

Waviness: A rippled wave effect

should be apparent when the coat is

smoothed with one's hand. The

wave is most evident where the coat

is the longest, on the body and tail.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The

Devon is a breed of unique

appearance. Its large eyes, short

muzzle, prominent cheek-bones and

huge low-set ears create a

characteristic elfin look. A cat of

medium frame, the Devon is wellcovered

with short, full-bodied, wavy

fur; the fur is of a distinctive texture,

as the mutation causing its wavy coat

is found in no other breed. Devons

may have down on underparts of the

body; this is not bareness.

Allowances may be made for lack of

full coat development on kittens with

very good type, over fully coated

lesser type. Devon males may be up

to 25 percent larger than females.

This is not a fault so long as proper

proportion is maintained. The Devon

is alert and active and shows a lively

interest in its surroundings.

ALLOWANCES: Lockets.

PENALIZE: Narrow, long or

domestic head. Ears that are small

or set too high. Misaligned bite.

Short, bare or bushy tail. Straight or

shaggy coat; bare patches.

WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW):

Extensive baldness.

DISQUALIFY (DQ): Weak hind legs.

 

 

 

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