I am searching for my first Devon and have gotten some responses from breeders that left me wondering if I am asking the right questions.
I feel like this is a huge decision, a big investment emotionally and monetarily and I want to find a kitty whose personality fits as well as possible.
I have talked to several breeders about the personality I am hoping for in a kitten. I would really, really love to have a kitten that would enjoy snuggles and sit on laps. I haven't had that in years and I am just dreaming about it. :)
If it turns out that the kitten doesn't, of course I will love it endlessly anyway, however, I that is something I would really, really like to have if possible. My current kitty I adopted knowing she might not be snuggly-and she isn't at all. She is incredibly aloof and reserved. She has never once sat on my lap so obviously that is not a deal breaker.
I either get noncommittal, rushed answers about "Oh, it's a sweet kitten." and that sort of thing. Two people never wrote me back after I asked that question about personality or the other problem is that one is often expected to put a deposit down on a kitten when it is born and you don't know much about it at all.
Because of this, I have missed out on a handful of potential kittens. Our family is very loving and I know we would all be so incredibly happy to have a kitten to snuggle with. It has been a hard year.
I hope this makes sense. Should I not be asking this question? Can you figure out if a kitten is affectionate at all at a few months old? I would gladly adopt an adult but I haven't been able to find one.
I have heard that a male might make a better choice but I get a lot of mixed answers on this too.
Thanks so much for helping this newbie out!