Singapura: The Smallest Breed Of Cat

Singapura is the Malaysian word for Singapore. Singapore’s streets are where this breed first appeared. They are nature’s fusion of the dark brown color and the ticked coat pattern, both of which are native to South East Asia.

Introduction of Singapura

In the early 1970s, when Hal and Tommy Meadow, two expatriates returning home, introduced the breed to the country. Early Singapura breeders got to work right away to establish purebred traits like breeding true, appearance uniformity, and, most importantly, health and disposition.

Due to the careful development of the breed, there are now a limited number of diverse pedigreed cats, but they are well-liked and accepted. The breed is now accepted by the majority of registration associations worldwide. Singapuras were permitted to register for CFA in 1982 and compete in championship events in 1988.

The Singapura has a “pesky people cat” temperament; it is an outgoing, inquisitive, playful, but nondestructive cat that insists on helping you with everything. Even as they age, they maintain their high level of intelligence and social interaction. One of their most endearing qualities is their disposition. Do not think about getting a Singapura if you want a cat that is trained to “four on the floor.”

The Singapura is a shorter-haired cat with larger-than-average eyes and ears. You might initially believe you are looking at a brand-new Abyssinian color. Even though the pattern is nearly identical, closer examination reveals that everything else is different, except the large ears. Some people believe that cougars look like them because of the unusual light beige coloring.

The body is smaller, of medium length, and should be muscular. The feet are very small, the tail is normal length, and the body is even smaller. Hazel, green, or yellow eyes are all possible, but a kitten’s mature eye color cannot be predicted.

Given that the kitten is so small, many vets who see a Singapura for the first time frequently assume something is wrong with the animal. The Singapura takes a while to mature and takes between 15 and 24 months to reach its full size. The weight difference between mature males and females is only about 5 to 6 pounds for males and 6 to 8 pounds for females.

A cat of pet quality typically has cosmetic flaws that preclude showing or breeding. The most prevalent flaws include an excessively long head, eyes that are too close together, visible or invisible tail flaws, a missing nose liner (a dark line that surrounds the nose leather), and markings on the outside of the front legs, which should be free of any markings.

Only the best male kittens are kept for breeding because there are a finite number of male cats that can be used in breeding programs. No matter why a Singapura is being offered as a pet, you will be captivated by its intelligence, playfulness, and distinctive appearance from the moment you first meet it.

Singapura prices typically vary based on type, applicable markings, and bloodlines distinguished by Grand Champion (GC), National Regional winning parentage (NW or RW), or Distinguished Merit parentage (DM). The dam (mother) must have produced five CFA grand champion/premier (alter) or DM offspring to earn the DM title, or the sire (father) must have produced fifteen CFA grand champion/premier or DM offspring. Typically, breeders release their kittens between the ages of twelve and sixteen weeks.

Kittens who are twelve weeks old have completed their basic vaccinations and have acquired the physical and social stability required for moving to a new location, competing in shows, or traveling by plane. For a rare treasure to live a healthy, long, and happy life, it is crucial to keep it inside, neuter or spay it, and provide appropriate surfaces (like scratching posts) for its natural behavior of scratching (the CFA opposes tendonectomy surgery and declawing). Please get in touch with this breed’s breed council secretary for more details. Click here to adopt Singapura.

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