An alert, healthy small- to medium-sized muscular cat with particularly large eyes and ears in proportion to its head. Cat with the appearance of exquisite, delicate coloration.
The Singapura was named from the Malay word for Singapore, Singapura, which means “lion city.” That is why Singapuras are called as “loving lions.” Puras, blissfully uninformed of the controversy surrounding their creation, continue to be what they are: people pleasers.
Puras enjoy being the center of attention in every setting, and they don’t seem to understand the concept of a stranger; they’re at the door with you to greet anyone, whether they’re friends and relatives or door to door sellers. Most importantly, they are as energetic as they are affectionate. Their voices are modest and unobtrusive, and they have complete trust in their people.
Singapuras are not as active as Abyssinians, yet they are no less enthusiastic. These are busy kitties with a full schedule. They’re inquisitive, friendly, almost too intelligent, and extremely sensitive to the moods of their favorite humans. They want to assist you with everything, whether you want it or not. As long as you don’t mind little hairy lumps under the covers, they will assist you cook, clean, and make the beds. They are inquisitive, people-oriented, and playful even into old life. They stop flying around and settle in for a nice session of rubbing, purring, forehead licks, and adoring looks from those wide, liquid, trusting eyes as soon as a human buddy supplies an empty lap.
Singapore, a 226-square-mile (585-square-kilometer) island off the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia, contains a large number of feral felwithines, as do many seaports. These cats survive on the byproducts of the fishing industry and were formerly ignored unless they became a problem. It’s a harsh life for these nomads, and instead of being recognized as pedigrees, the island’s residents dubbed them “drain” or “sewer” cats.
Since at least 1965, small brown cats with ticked coats have been spotted on the island. However, this is not the only type of cat seen on the island; other types include solid-colored cats, deeper-colored ticking cats with short, bobbed tails, and cats with white spotting. The Singapura breed, as it is known in North America, has made the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest breed of domestic cat and has been the subject of an advertising campaign to promote tourism to the Republic of Singapore. The Singapore tourist board used the Singapura as their national mascot, importing two Singapuras from the United States to serve as models for monuments depicting “Singapore’s National Treasure.”
Cats that are little to medium in size. From nose to chin, draw a straight line. The midsection is not tucked, yet it is firm. The neck is short and thick.
Front to back and side to side rounded skull with rounded breadth at the outer eye tapering to a definite whisker break and a medium-short, broad mouth with a blunt nose. A rounded skull with a little curvature well below eye level in profile. Body is quite stocky and muscular, with legs and floor forming a square. The chin is highly formed.
Large, slightly pointed, with a wide open base and a deep cup. Set medium. The outer lines of the ear should extend upward at a slightly wider angle than parallel.
Large and almond-shaped, held wide open but with a tilt. It is neither projecting nor receding. Set your eyes at least an eye width apart. There are just three colors allowed: hazel, green, and yellow.
LEGS & PAWS
Legs that are thick and muscled at the midsection and taper to little short oval feet.
When laid across the torso, the length should be just below the shoulder. Slender but not whippy in appearance. A direct recommendation.
Iying very near to the body, fine, very short, silky texture.
Only sepia agouti.
While the qualities listed below are common for this breed, cats are individuals with unique personalities and appearances. For more information about a specific pet, please contact the adoption group.
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