Ch Uluru BC Omaste Po of Quincunx
The first litter of LaPerms born in the UK
WHAT DOES THE LAPERM CAT CLUB OFFER?
A friendly and welcomg source of information and advice for anyone interested in the LaPerm
Support and advice for LaPerm owners
Mentoring for breeders
An annual cat show where LaPerm owners can get together with their cats
A yearly Annual General Meeting for all club members to get together, socialise and discuss club business
Welfare support and advice
Rescue of LaPerms in need
Rehoming of LaPerm adults
Club representatives have membership of the Breed Advisory Committee (BAC) along with other clubs that represent the breed
The club has a delegate to attend the GCCF Council meetings and represent the interests of the breed and the club
Code of ethics
Twice-yearly club newsletter with interesting information about the breed
Discounts for members on DNA testing at Langford Labs
Club website www.laperm.co.uk
Facebook Group for club members
The LaPerm Cat Club was founded in the UK in May 2004 by a group of LaPerm breeders and enthusiasts to encourage interest in and help establish the LaPerm breed in the UK, following from the importation of the first LaPerm, Ch Uluru BC Omaste Po of Quincunx, into the UK from the USA by Anthony Nichols.
Omaste, a lilac tortie and white LH was mated to Woodlandacre BC Windfire of Crearwy during her stay in the Netherlands before she finally arrived in the UK and her kittens were the first LaPerms to be born in this country. Omaste's litter of four curly and one straight haired kitten were born in June 2002. Since then a small group of breeders have and continue to work together to develop and establish the LaPerm cat in the UK.
The club has played a vital role in the establishment and development of the LaPerm in the UK. The club was formed in 2004 by a group of enthusiastic supporters of the breed, including owners, breeders and exhibitors. In October 2007 the club became affiliated to the GCCF and in June 2008 successfully completed the first stage of progression moving the breed up to Provisional Status. In June 2012 the breed finally achieved full championship recognition and LaPerms started to gain show titles. The club would like to thank all of the breeders and owners of the cats that helped and continue to help us establish this wonderful breed.
The club is a member club of the GCCF and UK based but we have a strong international membership and welcome owners, breeders and those interested in the welfare of this unique breed, from all over the world and working in any registry.
The club logo was lovingly designed by Sue Pyrke using two of the initial UK LaPerms as models. Uluru BS Kimimi La was a Lilac Tortie Tabby and White Shorthair LaPerm and Aswani Thalia a Lilac Tortie Ticked Tabby Longhair LaPerm.
Chair - Anthony Nichols
07810 441 891
Vice Chair - Kate Ekanger
01334 850 783
Secretary - Carol Evans
01487 822 650
Treasurer - Jen Pinches
Nicola Lovell, Roy Lovell, Lorraine Edwards, Laura Pinches,
Sarah-Ruth Lee, Eileen Gerstenberger
Membership Secretary - Anthony Nichols
07810 441 891
Welfare Officer - Roy Lovell
Breed Advisory Committee representatives -
Laura Pinches and Anthony Nichols
Council delegates -
Anthony Nichols, Carol Evans (deputy)