The Singapura is a small cat and a newer addition
to the United States show ring. There is much confusion as to its
origin. The base stock of all the Singapura cats in the United States
is just four cats. They all belong to one American breeder. The
future of these cats is in question because the gene pool is small.
The breed is still being developed in the U.S. The Singapura was
recognized in championship standing in 1988. In its second season
of show it realized an amazing triumph. It won 22 grand championship
This cat has coloring unlike any other breed. Although small, he
has a somewhat stocky body that is muscular. When he stands, his
body, legs and the floor form a square. The only acceptable eye
colors are hazel, yellow, or green. The eyes and ears must be large.
The legs of this cat are thick and muscular. His coat is silky,
fine and short. The only grooming required is a combing occasionally.
The only color variety is sepia with ticked fur and you will only
see the Singapura as a shorthaired.
The Singapura is a moderately stocky and muscular small to medium-sized
cat, with a very short and fine coat. A full grown female usually
weighs 5-6 pounds while the male weighs 6-8 pounds. The large, slightly
pointed and deep cupped ears together with the large almond shaped
eyes are a characteristic of the breed. The tail is slender, slightly
shorter than the length of the body and has a blunt tip. This is
an active cat that loves to be with his humans. He gets along great
with other animals and the female is very loving and maternal with
her litters. The Singapura is described by the CFA as active, curious
and playful. They are affectionate and desire human interaction.
They have a tendency to perch on high places, to allow them a better
view of their surrounding.