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    Histroy & Overview

    The Devon Rex hails from Devonshire, England and was first discovered in the 1960s. The Devon Rex has a somewhat small head in comparison to their large, perked ears. Like the Cornish Rex, the Devon Rex possesses an impish face and crinkly coat

    Some find the Devon Rex resembles Yoda of the Star Wars movies. The Devon Rex also displays a similar demeanor as the Cornish Rex, in that it loves to interact with people. These cats will follow their owners around and get themselves involved with any activity that is occurring in the house.

    Character

    The Devon Rex is very intelligent, and many people are often successful in training them to perform certain basic tricks. They are excellent family pets and work hard to gain affection and companionship. They are “heat-seekers” and can be found under the bed covers or sitting on heat emitting appliances or electronic devices.

    Appearance

    The is a breed of unique appearance, having large impish eyes, a short muzzle, prominent cheekbones and huge, low-set ears. They are fine to medium build, medium-sized cats with a deceptively muscular body type.

    At A Glance

    Breed Classification:

    Short-Haired

    Colors:

    Comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

    Average Litter Size:

    5

    Life Span:

    9 – 15 years

    Personality:

    People-oriented disposition. Very affectionate and loves attention. “Monkeys in cats” clothing. Exceptional leapers. Responds well to cat-friendly guests. Provide lots of toys and a multi-level scratching post for this cat.

    Grooming Requirements:

    Groom gently to protect its fragile, soft, naturally curly coat. Pay particular attention to their large ears which seem to attract more dirt than other breeds. Devons need regular bathing because their skin gets oily. They dry quickly and easily. Bathing is not much of a chore if you train your cat to tolerate it.

    Social skills:

    Gets along well with other household pets.

    Suitability for Children:

    Generally good with kids.

    Energy Level:

    High. Very energetic and curious.

    Noisiness:

    Quiet chirps and trills.

    Shedding:

    Rex do shed less than cats with ordinary hair. Of all Rex cats, Devon Rex and Cornish Rex shed the least. Devon Rex and Cornish Rex simply have less hair than other cats do.

    Cause Allergies:

    None

    Health Issues:

    Rather healthy despite its fragile appearance. Some balding.

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