The LaPerm Cat, originally from United States, is a medium sized, medium coated cat breed that has become quite popular among cat fans around the world. The LaPerm Cats are said to have quite the personality. Their owners have said that they are often affectionate and gentle. Owners can expect to spend many years with their LaPerm Cat. They are said to live between 12 and 15 years! It is important for a cat owner to understand their cat. Please continue reading to learn more about the LaPerm Cat breed!

Body Characteristics

The LaPerm Cat is considered to be a medium sized cat breed and is often described as delicate, bitsy, and tenuous. Because the LaPerm Cat breed is a medium sized cat breed it often weighs between 5 lbs to 8 lbs. This cat would fit well in a medium sized home! The fur (or lack-there-of) of the LaPerm Cat is often described as lacking, reveling, and unique. This is because this LaPerm Cat breed has a strong bloodline! People looking to purchase a LaPerm Cat will find that these cats are available in colors like tabbies, reds , and torties. Some of the more rare colors are exotic among cat breeds. The LaPerm Cat breed has a short length tail. This is due to its origins and the genetics that were thought out when the cat was originally bred. This is another breed that has rather small sized eyes, but this is not the most predominate feature of the LaPerm Cat breed; because it has so many other qualities that draw one’s attention.


When it comes to entering a new home, the LaPerm Cat may need some time to adjust. Do not be surprised if it does not act normal for a few weeks after a move, or when you first bring it to your home. New human visitors and friends get the LaPerm Cat very excited. It loves to meet new people and treat them like friends. The LaPerm Cat can not get enough interaction. Owners of this cat should expect to see it along their side most of the day! Owners who are parents will be thrilled with the way this cat breed interacts with their youngsters. This cat will be very happy in their home! The LaPerm Cat can not live in the same area as a dog. It will always treat the dog poorly and it may also be stressed due to it having to live in an undesirable situation. It is recommended that a person does not purchase this cat breed if they own dogs that will share the same living space. The LaPerm Cat struggles to get along with dogs and may be uncomfortable in the home. Bringing this cat breed into a home that requires them to share their living space with dogs should be no problem. Though, on occasion the LaPerm Cat may not get along with the dogs around it. Owners should not expect any problem when introducing their LaPerm Cat into a living space with dogs. They often look forward to playing with their canine housemates! The LaPerm Cat loves to be around dogs! So much so, that it could be said that the cat sees the dogs as family! This cat breed lives to love. Owners can expect their LaPerm Cat to show a lot of affection towards them. This cat breed can be quite rambunctious. Owners should not be surprised to find their LaPerm Cat romping around the house throughout the day. The LaPerm Cat has a slightly higher energy level than average. This allows it to be more active throughout the day. Learning routines and some moderate training should be expected for the LaPerm Cat because they are smarter than the average cat.


Grooming the LaPerm Cat can be done with a little time spent every few months brushing, bathing, and trimming. This is all that is required from the owners for the LaPerm Cat breeds to stay presentable. The LaPerm Cat breed sheds lightly. Extra cleaning will not be required, as the shedding will not be noticed if the owner already cleans their home regularly. The LaPerm Cat is a healthy cat breed. They do develop health issues on occasion though. As with all pets, owners should expect health problems to occur as the pet gets older. Common health problems for the LaPerm Cat breed are Fleas, Eye Problems, and Vomiting. Allergic reactions are not common, but may occur in people with cat allergies that come near the LaPerm Cat breed. Owning a cat is a financial responsibility. Owners can expect to pay between $300 and $700 to purchase the LaPerm Cat and about $800 per year to maintain it.