LaPerm Semi-Long hair

Body: This medium-sized cat is muscular and has medium bone substance. The body is of medium length. Legs have medium boning, they are muscular and of medium length. Hind legs slightly longer than front legs, paws are rounded. The tail is medium long in proportion to the body, thicker at the base and slightly tapering.
Head: The head is a modified wedge with gently rounded contours. The forehead is flat, the profile has a slight dip below the lower eye level. The nose is straight, broad and of moderate length. The muzzle is broad with rounded contours and with a moderate to strong whisker break, whisker pads are full and rounded with long, flexible whiskers. The firm chin forms a vertical line with the tip of the nose.
Ears: The ears are medium to large in size, slightly tilted forwards and sideward to continue the wedge of the head, with clearly visible ear furnishings and earmuffs. Lynx-tufts are preferred.
Eyes: The eyes are medium in size and expressive, almond-shaped. They are set moderately far apart and slightly set at a slight slant towards the base of the ears. All eye colours are permitted.
Coat: The coat is medium in length, elastic, quite light and airy, not too heavy and not too thick. The coat must stand away from the body, and one can part the coat by blowing on it. The coat may be loosely waved or curled, curling is preferred. The curls are not very tight, making it easy to run the fingers through the coat to the skin. The tail is plumed, with some curls.

The tightest curls are in the ruff and at the base of the ears and at the base of the tail.

Colour varieties: All colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted.

The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.

Remarks for the LaPerm semi-long hair

• The texture varies in the different colours.

• Coat length varies with the seasons.

• Development of the curls is very slow and will take up to 2-3 years.

Faults: • too cobby body

• too short legs

• bare patches and/or too sparse coat in adults

• lack of ear furnishing

• lack of or whiskers too short

Scale of Points:

Body: 25
Head: 20
Muzzle and chin 10
Coat texture of Waves and curls 20
Condition: 5