Singapura Cats and Kittens
The Singapura Cat Breed Profile
Information and pictures kindly supplied by The Singapura Cat Club
The Singapura Cat Club is the Original Breed Advisory Committee founded in 1995 to cater for lovers of this wonderful breed. The Singapura Cat Club is affiliated to the GCCF and also has a Breed Advisory Club. Once owned by a Singapura your life will never be the same.
- UK History
- Singapuras were first imported into the UK from the USA in 1988 by Carole Thompson of Gloucestershire. She brought in a pregnant female called Imagos Faye Raye of Usaf, who subsequently gave birth in quarantine to three kittens, Muffy, Mimi, and Kuan. Shortly afterwards came Sricoberys Indah, a boy imported as a suitable husband to Faye, Muffy and Mimi. Kuan went back to Canada to become a Quadruple Grand Champion with the American Cat Fanciers Association.
Carole later sold some of her cats to Pat and Eddie Bell of Northumberland, and very soon afterwards Debbie Van Den Berg and her partner, Mal, fell in love with the breed. They purchased their first two girls, Tolgoblin Sweet Saffron (Saffie) and Tolgoblin Esmirelda Ofmine(Esme) from Pat and Eddie. Before long they had purchased an American import male called Changis Singing Purs Theo as a suitable mate for the girls, as well as Tolgoblin Elven Princess (Alice), a half sister to Saffy and Esme.
- To be owned by a Singapura is like having another member of the family, a caring affectionate and sensitive friend. They have soft, gentle voices and love human company. Dribbling and fetching ping pong balls is mastered at a very early age. A great artist - the Singapura will take on many personas, they play and frolic, 'help' you read the paper by walking all over it (after all you should be fussing them), scale curtains, legs, cupboards and door frames, and love sitting on shoulders or curling up on laps. They also do an amazing hot water bottle impression when it is late and cold, and spend hours of vigil sitting on your chest when you are feeling unwell. Being vigorous cats they are active and lively, with a love of warmth. Their stature makes them gentle cats, but they are also playful, and remain so throughout their lives, even the older cats enjoying a wild game. They are mischievous, and inquisitive, meaning that they will investigate anything thoroughly - especially when they shouldn't - but that is part of their charm.
- Little grooming required
- Health Problems
- Similar Breeds
Singapura Breed Standard
- The Singapura is an alert, healthy, medium sized cat of foreign type, with noticeably large eyes and ears. Cat to have the illusion of refined delicate colouring.
- Skull rounded with rounded width at outer eye narrowing to a definite whisker break and a medium short, broad muzzle with a blunt nose. (In profile, a rounded skull with a slight stop just below eye level.) Straight line nose to chin, chin well developed.
- Large, wide open at base, deep cupped. Outer line of the ears extends upwards to an angle slightly wide of parallel.
- Large, set not less than an eye width apart, held wide open, but showing slant when closed or partially closed. A dark outline to the eyes is desirable. Eye colour hazel, green or yellow only. Brilliance preferred.
- Of medium overall length and size. Moderate build, lithe and muscular. Mid section not tucked but firm. Allowance should be made for more slender body shape in adolescent cats.
- Legs & Paws
- Legs muscled at the body, tapering to small oval feet.
- Length short of the shoulder when laid along the body. Slender but not whippy. Blunt tip. Free from any abnormality of the bone structure.
- Short, fine, silky and close lying. Allowance for longer coat in kittens.
- Colour & Markings
- Body colour to be an old or golden ivory with a soft warm effect, ticked with sepia brown. Each hair to have at least two bands of sepia ticking separated by light bands.
Light next to skin and dark tip. Muzzle, chest, stomach and inner legs to be an unticked light ivory colour. Cat to show some barring on inner front legs and back knees only; barring on the outer front leg is a fault, but may be overlooked if the animal is otherwise an excellent cat. Dark tail tip with colour extending towards body on upper side. Spine line acceptable. Occasionally a faint yellow toned necklace may appear and this is allowable, providing it is not complete. Nose bridge and back of the ears of a mature cat may show salmon or deeper warm tones, along with the back of the legs where the ticking meets light ivory of the inner leg. Allowance to be made for undeveloped ticking in kittens and slow development of body colour in adolescents. Nose mid to dark salmon coloured. There must be evidence of dark pigment outline on the nose. "Cheetah" lines from the inner corner of the eye towards just behind the whisker pad should be present. Paw pads brown. Brown spurs on lower back of hind legs.
- Scale of Points
- Head and ears 25
Eyes 10 Body shape, legs, tail, feet 20
Body colour 15
Coat texture and condition 15
Withhold certificates or first prizes in kitten open classes for:-
- Incorrect eye colour
- Dark ringed tail
- Dark necklaces or full leg bracelets
- Small ears
- Small eyes
- Top of head unticked
- Any defects as listed in the preface to the GCCF Standard of Points.
- Cobby type
- Absence of nose outline
- Absence of eyeliner
- Outer front leg barring
- Grey tones next to skin combined with a lack of warmth.
Note a cat displaying a fault may be awarded a prize, but any cat displaying two or more faults shall not be awarded a Certificate.
Singapura Kittens for Sale in the UK
If your looking to buy a Singapura kitten or cat in the UK, the breeders listed below often have kittens available.
- Kwansan Singapuras - Beautiful Singapuras with enchanting purrsonality. Kittens that have been raised indoors are sometimes availiable to loving permenent homes.