The Devon Rex emerged from England during the 1960s. They are known for their slender bodies, large ears, short whiskers and capability to learn difficult tricks. It is said that they can recognize their owner’s name as well as their own. This breed of cat has a soft, curly coat and is considered to be one of the most hypo-allergenic felines available. Devons are high jumpers and prefer to be perched in high places. Much like a dog, they can be trained to walk on a leash. A faithful companion, the Devon Rex loves to settle down by mounting upon his owner’s shoulder.