Acquired: Bred cat myself
Posted May 04, 2012
I breed more than one breed, but none compare to the LaPerm. The only breed I could say is more affectionate is possibly the Sphynx. But the LaPerm does not need the grooming attention required with a Sphynx and there is obviously no need to concern yourself over sunburn!
LaPerms are extremely affectionate and dote on their owners with passion. They are rarely ever nervous of strangers and are in most cases the first to greet them at the door. Many of my LaPerms have a love of water. Most restrict themselves to begging at the faucet for water to drink, but my one girl (Bean) climbs into the bath with me. So long as her head doesn't touch water, she is happy to sit in the warm water purring her heart away in my direction. All my LaPerms are the last to come inside during a rainstorm. In fact so long as the downpour is not particularly bad (hail is a big no-no), they are often happy to play with one another outside despite the weather. Raising the most amusing comments with the neighbours ;-)
Very much lap cats, LaPerms want to be with you and around for the greater part of the day. Indeed some are so needy, one can sometimes battle to find the peace to simply sit down and read a book or finish dinner. Although many profiles say the LaPerm is not vocal, I'd have to say my LaPerms are more talkative than any of my other breeds (and I used to breed Siamese). They are however not loud or annoying in that respect.
Little to no grooming is required. Very good with children as they rarely, if ever use their claws or teeth during play. If they do, then it is done gently and incomparable to any breed I have come across.