Cat Breeds

Singapura cat

Singapura cat – silvery mini-cat with big eyes from Thailand.

Nature

Singapura cat is a quiet, calm animal, subordinate to its guardian. He is very attached to man, he is affectionate, he likes petting. He is tolerant of other pets, although he can avoid them (just like young children). It does not need a large space, it feels good even in a small apartment.

Singapura cat

Singapura cat. Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages
  • not suitable for young children
  • he doesn’t like noise and chaos
Advantages
  • even suitable for small apartments
  • quiet and calm
  • will be found in the company of other cats, provided they are equally calm and non-dominant
Singapura cat

Singapura cat. Health

The breed is generally healthy.

Care

Easy. Just comb the coat once a week.

Singapura cat. History

The year of establishment of the breed Singapore cat is considered 1975, when Tommy Meadow took with him three kittens from Singapore to the United States. These cats have become the breeding base for the new breed. Their name comes from the name of the city of Singapore in the Malay language (Singapura), which means the City of the Lion. According to legend, the Singaporean cat is the original breed of the Southeast Asian cat, which in its present form can be found on the streets of Singapore. First, it was known in the United States, where it Tommy Meadow disseminated, but experts on Abyssinian cats, Dr. Brigitte Leonhardt and Harald Fuchs, who made many study trips to the Far East, did not have the opportunity to see a single wild cat of this type. Finally, the secret was discovered by the New Zealand geneticist and cat breeder Terry Lomax.

Singapura cat

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Singaporean cat – Singapura cat – Breeds not recognized by FIFe
EMS code: SNG
  • Origin: United States, Thailand
  • Character: quiet, calm, devoted guardian
  • Size: small
  • Weight: females 2.5-4 kg, males 3-5 kg
  • General appearance: A strong and muscular body with a slightly convex back
  • Head: small, rounded, with a flat mouth, further enhanced by the hollow of the pillows with a mustache; chin well developed
  • Ears: large, open at the base, and their convexity makes them look even larger; the ear line extends the cheek line
  • Eyes: large, almond-shaped, oblique; acceptable colors: green, brown like hazelnut, golden. This differs Singaporean from a silver Burmese, to whom he is somewhat similar in terms of other characteristics.
  • Nose: Not very long, with a slight depression at the base, nose mirror brick red and black-brown edged
  • Body: rectangular shape, well-developed chest; medium length limbs, small, oval paws
  • Tail: with correct proportions, with blunt tip
  • Coat: short, very delicate and silky, however, it cannot be puffed up due to excess lining; always has a delicate shine and adheres to the body; there must be at least two strands on each hair; undercoat in a light ivory shade, hair roots almost white
  • Ointment: the tips of black-brown hair, which creates a silvery effect: from a distance, the cat looks like immersed in liquid silver, only black shades on the light fur are visible. On the forehead and along the spine, the strands on the hair are more intensely colored, giving along the spine a dorsal ridge, extending from the base of the neck to the base of the tail. In perfectly colored cats it runs to the black end of the tail. Limbs should not have stripes or traces of tabby drawing, only on the hind limbs is the dark bottom of the paws known in Abyssinians desirable. Footpads uniformly dark brown colored. Chin, chest and belly in a warm brownish color
  • Activity: moderately active, likes peace and quiet
  • Resistance/susceptibility to diseases: resistant
  • Lifespan: 15-18 years
Singapura cat

White, single or tufted hair, as well as medallions on the breast, as in other agouti breeds, are not allowed. If the Singaporean does not have a rectangular body shape and has a too massive build, it excludes him from breeding. Also, a narrow and slender head is undesirable inbreeding.

Interesting facts

In the United States, since the first Singaporean cats were bred in 1976, selection has been systematically aimed at achieving small body sizes. This selection process can take place in every race, and low growth is by no means a sign indicating that it was formed in difficult conditions of life on the streets of Singapore. Singapura cat is similar in phenotype to burmese, but differs from its color hair and eyes.

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