|colors||"ticked" or "agouti" gold/brown|
The Singapura cat is one of, if not the, smallest cat breeds in the world with adults rarely reaching 8 pounds. They are believed to be naturally occurring in Singapore, with three individuals exported to the U.S. in the 1970's. These three cats became the foundation stock for the breed. This is quite an active, affectionate and playful little cat with a very big personality. They can be friendly and outgoing with children, other pets, and strangers, and sometimes need to be protected due to the combination of very small size and bold attitude. They are people-oriented and require regular, quality human interaction. Other cats for company will not be sufficient, your attention is required, greatly appreciated, and adorably reciprocated by one of the more exquisite cats in the world. A little jewel.
Cool Cat Facts...
A strange mystery surrounds the Singapura. Most believe that they naturally occur in Singapore, but some suspect that the breed was "created" in the U.S. and exported to Singapore to be "discovered" as a "natural" breed!
The Singapura cat is recognized by the Cat
Association (CFA), the world's largest cat organization. It is a
relatively rare pure-bred or "pedigreed" domestic cat breed, and can be
rather expensive. The Singapura comes in only one color referred to as
"sepia agouti". Agouti or "ticked" coats have bands of color around
each strand of hair giving a rich, shaded quality. The sepia tones are
ivory to ruddy to chocolate, and the underside of the cat is a lighter
shade. This cat, although tiny, has a dense, muscular frame making it
remarkably heavy for its size. The coat is very short and silky with no
undercoat and regular grooming is not required. The personality is
friendly and forward and always interested. Not the best choice for
folks on the go because they will demand attention and become pesty if
neglected. These are angelic-looking,
small-sized cats that have few breed-related health
issues. Because it is very active and requires interaction the
a nice family pet that can do well with gentle children, will form
intense attachments, and must be included in everything.
Shape: The head should be rounded with large, wide-set
ears, and a small, somewhat blunt muzzle. The cheeks are full with an
elegant sweep up to the ears. The eyes are large, and almond shaped,
wide-open and extremely expressive. The eyes should be hazel, green, or
yellow. No other color is acceptable. They should be bright,
clear, and very wide set.
Body and Tail: Small body, tight and sturdy. Almost as tall as long. Legs are medium in length, muscular, and with small, oval feet.
Coat: The fur is very fine and the coat is short. It should lie very close to the body, sleek and soft, never plush.
Pattern: The natural color is unique and referred to as "sepia agouti". Agouti coloring is an all-over ticking created by each hair having several bands of color in one. There should be darker ticking over an ivory base color. The tip of the tail is dark. Some banding may occur on the legs and forehead.
Overall Appearance: This should be a firm-bodied little cat with a unique, color and beautiful, expressive eyes. A very forthcoming little cat with a disarming and adorable personality. Fabulous!
Wondering if you should allow your cat to go outside unsupervised? Well there are definitely some pure breeds that should never be outside cats. Hairless breeds like the Sphynx are extremely vulnerable and should always be supervised outdoors. Docile breeds like the Burmese may not be able to defend themselves. All cats allowed outdoors are exposed to diseases and parasites that they would not otherwise encounter. Fred Flintstone put his saber-tooth out every night, but the cat jumped right back in the window - and he was a saber-tooth! Still, most of us feel a little envy when we see our domestic companion out on some high perch, sniffing the breeze of liberty, and there is no doubt that cats love their freedom. So what do YOU think ....Inside Cat or Outside Cat? Comment Here...