The known history of the Singapura is that it started in 1975, during a trip to Singapura. Mrs. Tommy Meadow, a Siamese breeder from California, found these cats simply walking along the piers. Tommy was so fascinated by their body type and their ticked fur that she chose 5 and brought them back home with her to start her breeding program. A sixth cat was added to her breeding program one year later.
The Singapura is a small to medium-size ticked-coated cat with males weighing approximately 6 to 8 pounds and females 4 to 6 pounds. The body is moderately muscled and firm. It has a round head, a stop on a short nose and a square muzzle, and large almond-shaped eyes that can be either gold, green or hazel coloured. The ears must be large at the base and have a forward tilt. The coat, silky and very short, must lie close to the body. The only colour accepted is ivory with a brown to beige ticking on each hair. The face has lovely markings, and tabby markings can be found on the inside front legs and on the knees of the back legs.
The Singapura is not a loud cat but likes to complain vocally. It is very playful and loves to catch anything as if it is prey. It loves to hunt and to do this, the Singapura will act like a wolf in that it will encircle the 'victim' before attacking it. The Singapura is very affectionate and loves to perch on shoulders and sleep next to its human companion.
It is very sociable with other cats and loves to play with them. The Singapura adapts very well to apartment living where he will investigate every little nook and cranny; a sunny windowsill and lots of affection is certain to make it a very happy cat.
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