Get to know the LaPerm
All you need to know about the breed
It would be easy to say that the signature trait of the LaPerm’s coat - composed of bouncy curls - is this cat’s biggest selling point but it’s also their very upbeat personality and vitality that make the LaPerm a pleasure to be around.
The coat, by the way, comes in both short- and long-haired varieties. It is soft to the touch and is fairly easy care, but more on that later.
The LaPerm cat is a rex breed, which signifies a genetic mutation that results in their soft ringlets. It is carried by both the males and females and covers their entire body, even the tail, giving the LaPerm cat a hugely profuse look. Despite the presence of other varieties of rex cats, like the Devon Rex and German Rex, the LaPerm bears no relation.
From their humble origins on an Oregon farm in the early 1980s, the cat has turned out to be a fan favourite. They show little signs of specific disease and the LaPerm has a healthy lifespan to boot. The breed takes to family quite fondly as well, including children, once they’re introduced and socialised. They’ll likely enjoy you as much as you enjoy them.
2 facts about LaPerms
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your LaPerm