LaPerm, a spontaneous mutation of cats, is a rex breed, meaning natural occurrence of some genetic mutation. In this case it results curly coat and this breed appears in 80s.The LaPerm cats have a muscular, medium-sized body with long legs and neck. Their head is a modified wedge shape with straight nose and large almond-shaped eyes in any color.
Coat’s colors and patterns appear in a big variety, with most common ones the tabbies, reds and tortoiseshells. There are short and long-haired LaPerm cats. Their coat is soft with no thick undercoat and some of them they have long curled whiskers as well. The long-haired have a plumed tail.
The LaPerm cats are sociable, getting along well with kids and other pets. They are intelligent, active, playful but also affectionate and loyal. They will attend all your activities, following you around either waiting to play with you or the first chance to jump in your lap.
The LaPerm cats are considered to be healthy and hypoallergenic cats, safer to the allergic people than other breeds. They need regular grooming. The short hair ones require 1-2 times per week brushing and combing; the long hair ones almost every day. Of course nail trimming, teeth brushing and ear cleaning when necessary would be great to maintain them in good shape. Do not forget: no matter how healthy a cat is annual vaccination may protect your beloved ones at least from the common dangers.
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