(801) 971-1618 Minskin and Devon Rex Breeder
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The standard Minskin has very short legs, but they retain the same level of agility as any other active breed. Although a Minskin may have to be more inventive about finding ways to tackle those cabinets and shelves they usually end up figuring it out. They are outgoing and sweet as can be. They like company and are especially good with children and other pets. They adapt unusually well to new surroundings, quickly making themselves at home and thriving.
Minskins have a semi-cobby body and standard Minskins stand low to the ground. They have large ears, a round head and equally round and big eyes. Because an average Minskin weighs in at around 4 lbs. they are great options for smaller homes and apartments. They can come in many different coats, patterns and colors. Fur points, rex-coated, short straight coat as well as hairless. Non-standard Minksins will have long legs but are still as fun as their short legged littermate.
The typical Devon is active, mischievous, playful, and very people-oriented. They have been described as a cross between a cat, a dog and a monkey. They are high-jumpers and will try to occupy any space large enough to admit them. With this trait, they are often found in odd nooks and crannies of a closet, shelf, or laundry basket. They are relatively easy to take care of. Most Devons also have one central person to whom they devote their love, and on whom they will most often lie and rub. They like to playfully nip, and love to play throughout their lives.
Their uncommonly large, slightly rounded ears are set low on the sides of their wide heads, their eyes are large, and their noses are slightly upturned. Unlike most cats, their whiskers are very short and often curled to such an extent that it may appear as if they have no whiskers. Their body type is distinctly lightly built. Their long, sturdy legs are well suited for long leaps, and their toes are unusually large.
We strive to have healthy and happy cats and kittens that are well socailized and will transition easily to their new homes and families. We do genetic testing through UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory to ensure that we have the healthiest cats in our cattery that we can.
All of our babies start getting their vaccines and full health checks at 8 weeks of age. They will continue to be vet checked and receive vaccines every 3-4 weeks. Kittens are altered prior to leaving our home. This is typically done at 12-15 weeks of age depending on their size but could be up to 16-20 weeks. We find it best to wait until they are at least 2 lbs. before they are altered.
We feel it is our job to prepare our cats/kittens for their new homes. Your new cat/kitten will be up to date on vaccines, spayed/neutered and you will receive TICA registration papers at no additional cost. We take pride in our breeding cats and their pedigrees, we do not discount our kittens by selling them without proper registration. We provide a 1 year health guarantee/health contract against congenital and genetic diseases.
We want to find the best fit for your family possible. We communicate and send pictures and videos weekly to potential and future families. We are happy to video chat anytime as well. Unfortunately with this day and age and the sensitive immune systems of our kittens, they are extremely vulnerable to airborne diseases and their mothers stress, we do not allow outside visitors. When you are asking to visit our cattery or come and pick out your kitten you are asking to visit our home, where we live with our family and children as well. We don't feel comfortable having stranger in our home.
We understand the excitement and anticipation in finding your furever family member but ask that you understand why we don't allow visitors to our home and limit visitors to those that are coming to pick up their kitten. That doesn't mean we have anything to hide, it means we take the utmost precautions for our family and our cats and kittens sake.
I have had a love for animals my whole life. I am a stay at home mother of five. My youngest has started preschool and I am excited to have some extra time on my hands to dedicate to these sweet, little curly kitties. My family is my greatest support and my kids are the perfect people to socialize and love on all of our fur babies. Health, temperament and structure are at the top of my priorities when it comes to the cats that come to and leave our home. I’m happy to answer any questions that I can so don’t hesitate to ask.
Our home is in the beautiful Salt Lake Valley. We have lived here I whole lives and can’t imagine living anywhere else. We love the mountains, the four amazing seasons and all the wonderful people around us.
Anyone who is a breeder understands that it’s not easy...being up all night with kittens, heartache because of illness and death, vet bills and the endless cleaning. Someone calculated based on a litter of 4 Devon or Minskin kittens how much they would make if they got paid an hourly wage based on a 40 hour work week (and my fellow breeders can tell you that this is more like a 24/7) once expenses were calculated for each kitten to be cared for and vetted for going home, my hourly wage was around $3.00 -again based on a 40 hr work week. Why do we do this? It is for the love of the breed and being able to share them with others.