Cat Breeds

Laperm cat

Laperm cat breed was created as a result of a natural mutation in 1982 in the USA. She has a fur consisting of soft curls.


LaPerm cat is a very sociable, kind and friendly cat who is strongly attached to his guardian. Eager to cuddle and caress, at the same time very playful and full of energy. He loves to kiss and sit on the shoulder of a man, from where he observes everything that is happening in the surroundings. What those who know him say that he is a clown in a cat fur and has a sense of humor. Friendly to guests. From the first moments of life, he is curious about his surroundings and clings to people. Excellent communication with children, other cats and dogs. He loves playing retriever. Very intelligent, he learns quickly – retrieving, opening doors, etc. Quite quiet, although he can loudly demand attention from a human. It quickly adapts to new conditions – a farm, a house with a garden or an outgoing house – indifferent, just close to the man who loves LaPermy.

Laperm cat

Laperm cat. Advantages and disadvantages

  • although essentially quiet, it can strongly vocalize when it wants something
  • undemanding in care
  • little molting
  • intelligent, likes to learn
  • pet-friendly, likes dogs, other cats
  • likes children
  • suitable for a lonely person
  • is not afraid of strangers
  • quickly finds himself in a new environment
  • suitable for both outgoing and outgoing home
Laperm cat

Laperm cat. Health

LaPerm cats are a rather healthy breed.


Long-haired should be combed once a week, short-haired should be combed every few weeks. In order to maintain the characteristic curl of the hair, it is advisable to gently comb with a round thin brush that will not straighten the curls.

Laperm cat

Laperm cat. History

The LaPerm breed was created as a result of a natural mutation of the dominant gene, responsible for the characteristic fur texture of these short- or long-haired cats. The first LaPerm appeared in 1982 in Oregon (USA). Linda and Richard Koehl, owners of cherry plantations, kept a herd of cats to fight rodents. In one of the litters, an almost bald kitten with a tabby skin was born, which over time grew with soft and wavy tabby hair. Curly, because that was her name, led the ordinary life of a farm cat. Her children inherited the twisted fur and, just like the rest of the cats, worked on catching rodents. The owner showed several cats at the exhibition, met with great interest from judges and exhibitors, they offered help in developing and creating a new breed standard.


LaPerm Shorthair – La Perm Shorthair – Shorthair and Somali cats – III cat. FIFe
EMS code: LPS
LaPerm longhair – La Perm longhair – Half-longhair cats – II cat. FIFe
EMS code: LPL
  • Origin: United States
  • Character: cheerful, friendly, intelligent, learns quickly, pet-friendly, gentle, patient
  • Size: small
  • Weight: 2.5-4 kg
  • General appearance: slim, well-muscled, with a harmonious build
  • Head: slightly wedge-shaped, medium-sized, longer than wider; proportional to the body; a straight nose passing with a slight protrusion to the upper part above the eyes; flat forehead; twisted whiskers
  • Ears: relatively broad at root; medium to large; small top brushes desirable
  • Eyes: medium size, expressive; almond-shaped; like any other rex, all colors are allowed; the eye color is golden, copper, yellow, green or blue, not related to the coat color
  • Tail: proportional to the body; massive at the root and tapering towards the end; full-length plume in long-haired cats
  • Coat: short-haired or semi-long-haired, fur twisted, medium soft to the touch, elastic and loose, not adhering to the body, it cannot be too tight and thick; with a minimum amount of undercoat; the coat is light enough to separate when blown lightly; it may look disheveled, but there should be no meanings; mustache very long and twisted; hair around the ears and eyebrows can also be wavy
  • Ointment: any color and pattern allowed; the most common are tabby, red, tricolor, lilac, chocolate and colorpoint
  • Activity: moderately active, likes fun
  • Resistance/susceptibility to diseases: resistant
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Possibility to buy a kitten: kennels in the United States

LaPerm long-haired: medium length hair, adult cats may have a neck flange. Tail with a curly plume. LaPerm Shorthair: short or medium length hair. No crisis or curls. Wavy tail hair. The tail may resemble a bottle brush. Sometimes the fur separates naturally on the nape of the neck.

Interesting facts

Kittens are born hairless or with straight hair. The coat begins to change when they reach 3-4 months of age, and reaches the target appearance only around the third year. Litters can have both short and long-haired individuals. LaPerm grows quite long, up to 2 or 3 years old. Invoice of LaPerm hair is unique – a hair twisted, elastic, but not rough or too silky. It feels like mohair. Cats are usually more curly than males.

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