Gato Devon Rex

Devon Rex


  • Devon Rex
    Photo: sunship_98 - Flickr
  • Devon Rex
  • Devon Rex


The origins of the Devon Rex They consisted of a mutation of the curly hair, succeeded in Devon in 1960. This breed of cats have a recessive gene (the dominant gene mutated), which is responsible for the normal and smooth hair of the devon rex. The first devon rex was discovered in Buckfastleigh, Devon, (England) in 1960 among a litter of wild kittens near a mine abandoned Tin. The breed was initially intended to be linked to the cornish rex, but this did not get good results.

Physical characteristics

The Devons, they are medium-sized cats, they are often called “Cat pixie” or “alien cats” due to its unique appearance. Their huge ears are low inclusion on the sides of their wide heads , their eyes are large.

Unlike most of the cats whiskers are very short and, often curled to such an extent that it may seem to have no whiskers. His body is clearly light structure. Their long and strong legs are ideal for long jumps, and their toes are too big.

There are Devon Rex in all colors.

Character and skills

The typical Devon is active, naughty, playful and is very people-oriented. Have been described as a cross between a cat, a dog and a monkey “a monkey with a cat suit”).

They are often found in the corners and recesses of a wardrobe , Bookshelf , or basket of clothes. The Devons prefer to be in high places and make it possible to reach the highest point in a room.

They are relatively easy to care for. The majority of the Devons also have a central character who dedicated his love. Like jumping happily and love to play throughout their lives.

They are a very intelligent breed and can be trained to walk on a leash, do all sorts of tricks, usually associated with the canine.

Another common trait is their demonstration of affection: they have a predilection special by being close to the head or the neck of his human companions and often find themselves montadados on the shoulder of its owner. The Devon Rex is a faithful companion and generally follows the object of affection of a room to another, waiting for the chance to take a leap into his arms, legs, or the shoulder.

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