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1982                Curly, the first LaPerm, is born on the farm of Linda Koehl

Early 1990s    The LaPerm starts being shown. The breed attracts breeders and judges alike

1995                Recognition is granted by TICA in the NBC class

1997                Arrival of the first LaPerms in Germany

1997                Arrival of the first LaPerm in Japan

1997                The LPSA (LaPerm Society of America) is formed

1998                Recognition is granted by UFO in NBC class

1998                Arrival of the first LaPerms in New Zealand

1998                Championship recognition granted by WACC in Germany. The first LaPerm

                         champion is a male chocolate tabby: Ch Uluru BC Wiyaka

1998                Arrival of the first LaPerm in South Africa

2000                Recognition is granted by the New Zealand Cat Fancy (Longhair only)

2000                Recognition is granted by the Southern Africa Cat Council

2000                Recognition is granted by CFA in Miscellaneous class

2000                The LPSA becomes affiliated to the CFA

2001                Recognition is granted by ACFA in Miscellaneous class

2001                Arrival of first LaPerm in the Netherlands

2001                Recognition is granted by Catz Incorporated. (New Zealand) (Provisional status)

2001                Championship status granted by Southern Africa Cat Council. Ch Le Beaux Chats Animaldocs Bree, a brown tabby is the                             first female champion LaPerm

2002                The first LaPerm arrives in the UK (Ch Uluru BC Omaste Po of Quincunx)

2002                The first litter of LaPerm kittens in the UK are born

2002                The first LaPerm Premier and the first LaPerm Grand go to Grand Premier Karnaki Giepie Goggabie in South Africa

2003                Championship status in New Zealand (Catz Inc)

2003                Arrival of the first LaPerms in Russia

2003                Championship status in TICA

2003                Recognition is granted by WCF

2003                The first American LaPerm Champion (TICA) is Dennigan’s French Maid of Shoalwater

2003                Arrival of the first LaPerm in Sweden

2003                The first litter of Shorthaired LaPerms in the UK are born

2004                LaPerm Cat Club formed in the UK and LaPerm Raskatten Vereniging formed in the Netherlands.

2004                First LaPerms arrive in France and Australia

2004                Preliminary Recognition granted by the GCCF.  The first LaPerm to win a merit is Ballego Grandmasterflash

2005                Provisional status in CFA

2005                The LaPerms in the UK reach the requirement for 15 cats with 4 merits

2007                The UK LaPerm Cat Club becomes affiliated to the GCCF

2007                Provisional status is granted by the GCCF effective from 1st June 2008

2008                Championship recognition in CFA. The first champion was Ch Sunfall's BC Kahaha Towanjila. The first grand was Grand                             Premier Uluru BC Cloudfeet of CavalierCats owned by Cathy Hurley

2008                Provisional Recognition in the GCCF. The first cat to gain an Intermediate Certificate was Aswani Miranna Keys

2011                LaPerms in the UK reach the requirement for 20 cats with three or more intermediate certificates

2012                Championship recognition with the GCCF. The first certificate winner was also Aswani Miranna Keys. The first LaPerm to                           become a GCCF champion was a female, Ballego Happy-Gladys, who went on to also become the first Grand Champion,                             and the first LaPerm to become a GCCF premier was Pr Wakanda Harriet Potter. The first male champion was Ch                                       Quincunx Umberto Ecurl.

2014                Provisional recognition in FIFe. The first titled cat in FIFe is Champion S*Bla Katten KombiSmart.

2014                The first LaPerm with an Imperial title is Imp Gr Pr Aswani Miranna Keys

2014                The first LaPerm Cat Club show

2015                Full championship recognition in FIFe

2016                The arrival of the first LaPerm in Slovakia

2017                The arrival of the first LaPerms in Taiwan

2018                The first LaPerm in China is Curlpassion Niklaus Mikaelson, bred by Elodie Letot

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