LaPerm cat resting.

LaPerm Cat Breed

This bright and inquisitive cat enjoys human contact and has a kittenish energy that it retains into adulthood.

This rex-coated breed originated on a farm in Oregon and was later developed into both shorthaired and longhaired versions. The LaPerm has a highly strokable coat that may be either wavy or curly and has a light, springy texture.

Outgoing and not shy about asking for attention, this cat makes a loving and lively pet. LaPerms adapt themselves easily to homes of all types and become deeply attached to their owners.

They need company and should not be left alone for too long. Gentle combing or the occasional shampoo and towel dry are recommended as the best ways of maintaining the coat.

Origin: US, 1980s

Breed registries: CFA, GCCF, TICA

Weight range: 8–12lb (3.5–5.5kg)

Grooming: 2–3 times a week

Colors and patterns: All colors, shades, and patterns, including colorpoint.