Ten years later, in 2012, the breed was granted full Championship status in the UK. The breed has made solid progress within the GCCF and is often seen at British cat shows. Like other breeds, they tend to shed the most in the Spring and then again in the Autumn which is when they can shed quite heavily which means more frequent brushing is usually necessary to keep on top of things. The UK now has an active LaPerm breeding program and is the home of the LaPerm Cat Club. The LaPerm is known to be a healthy breed thanks to the fact that breeds have a large, healthy gene pool to draw from. ♀ Name of dam LPL EMS code, ♂ Quincunx Falcor, LPL a 28 32
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Some other diseases may appear: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy results in the thickening of the heart muscle, this can cause heart failure, which can result in arrhythmias, lung edema, thrombosis of an artery, etc. However, care has to be taken when toddlers are around cats and any interaction should always be well supervised to make sure things stay nice and calm.
The LaPerm boasts having a loving nature and they form strong bonds with their families. The Cat Fanciers Association also recognizes the breed. Breeders sometimes use the initials BC, BB or BS in their kittens’ names; these stand for Born Curly, Born Bald and Born Straight. Anthony Nichols, founder and chairman of the LaPerm Cat Club - who brought the first LaPerm to the UK and owns six of the breed at home - agrees: "They're really lovely cats and have such a nice temperament. Can be bred in all possible colours and patterns. Appearance and Colours .
These medium size cats with extraordinary curly coats were originally bred in the States and it all happened quite by accident. These cats are like LaPerms in every way except their silky flat coats. In short, prevention is often easier than cure with ear infections. There are not many breeders in the UK, but they are well spread out, so you shouldn't face too long a journey to collect your new family member.
LaPerms' almond-shaped eyes can also be any colour, although colourpoints will always have blue eyes. A weekly brush and wipe over with a chamois leather is all it takes to keep their coats in good condition with a nice sheen on it. The average life expectancy of a LaPerm is between 10 and 15 years when properly cared for and fed an appropriate good quality diet to suit their ages. The coat feels very different to the other rex breeds; while stroking a Devon or Cornish rex can be like stroking a piece of rippled silk, the LaPerm has a “textured” coat which is more like stroking lambswool.
UK and imported bloodlines. This means investing in good quality cat toys, a few scratching posts and building some high perches for them to climb up when the mood takes them. However, Anthony suggests: "They are fine to be left on their own if you need to be out of the house all day, but we do recommend having more than one so that they don't get bored. The club recommends that kittens should be registered with the GCCF and a registration and pedigree supplied to the new owner.
They like lots of attention and cuddles and if you are foolish enough to ignore their demands to be picked up they may take matters into their own hands (or paws) and leap into your arms.
We are dedicated to promoting and preserving this very rare and special breed. Feet are nicely rounded and their tails are well in proportion to the body with longhaired cats having an extremely plumed tail, but the shorthair LaPerm has more of a bottle brush tail, but both are thicker at the base before tapering to a tip. Both coat lengths can occur in the same litter. Their heads are longer than they are wide, but well in proportion to the rest of a cat's body. Linda Koehl, the LaPerm breed founder.