The LaPerm is an elegant cat of medium size, built on lean, athletic lines without being extreme in body type. The head is wedge shaped and slightly rounded, with medium-large expressive eyes and medium-large ears. The coat is the main feature of this breed, being curled and soft, and lacking undercoat whether the cat is a short-coated or long-coated. Long-coat varieties will have a ruff at the neck and a plumed tail. Short-coats lack the ruff, have a bottle brush tail and the coat texture is a little harder.