Having gained full recognition from the Cat Fanciers Association in 1979, the Devon Rex cat is named after its birthplace in Devonshire, England. What was once thought to be a Cornish Rex, the first one named Kirlee was instead - a natural genetic mutation and the Devonshire Rex was born, so to speak.
The Look of the Devon Rex Cat
Looking a little like a cuddly alien, the Devon Rex cat has huge ears, a long neck, an impish face, and a head that is shaped quite different.
Characteristics and Personality of the Devon Rex
According to the Cat Fancier's Association:
This unique breed possesses intensely loyal, human-loving, dog-like qualities.
Health Information on the Devonshire Rex
The Devonshire Rex is traditionally a healthy breed. There are the usual genetic traits to watch out for like dermatitis, hypotrichosis (balding), hip dysplasia, and heart disease.
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