Popular Cat Breeds In Singapore

Popular Cat Breeds In Singapore

Sep 12, 2021
10 min

Meeeee-ow! Are you crazy about cats too? Cats are easy to maintain, less emotionally dependent, and of course, give tons of love and affection too! For every type of person, there is a cat breed that suits his or her lifestyle and personality.

So what are the most popular cat breeds in Singapore? Come and find out if your favourite breed has made the list.


1. Singapura Cats

singapura cat

A small ball of energy who is well suited to many types of loving homes, the Singapura cat is the smallest domestic cat breed which was developed in the 1970s. This breed received its official recognition from the CFA in 1988. Friendly and social, the playful felines thrive on attention and interactive play. They tend to enjoy being up in high places around the home.

Origin: Singapore

Life Span: 9 to 15 years

Weight: 5 to 10 pounds


2. Munchkin

munchkin cat

Known for its very short legs, the Munchkin cat is a fairly new breed of cat. Its short and stubby legs are caused by a genetic mutation. This breed comes in all coat colours and patterns. Both short-haired and long-haired Munchkin cats require typical grooming. Sweet-natured, playful and people-oriented, Munchkin cats are popular among cat lovers due to their sweet personalities. They are confident and outgoing.

Origin: United States of America

Life Span: 12 to 14 years

Weight: 4 -9 pounds


3. Maine Coon

maine coon

The Maine Coon is an old American breed which is known for its luxuriously long coat, ear furnishings and big-boned body. They are also known as “the gentle giants” and “dogs of the world”. They are loyal, friendly and playful. They can get along with children and others including dogs. Don’t be surprised if you find out your Maine Coin can be walked on a leash and play fetch! They come in a variety of colours, including black, cream, white and more.

Origin: United States of America

Life Span: 10 to 13 years or more

Weight: 10 -25 pounds


4. Persian


The glamour puss of the feline world! Orginated in Iran, The Persian cat is an elegant, gentle and graceful breed. This medium-size cat usually has a weight range of 7 to 12 pounds. Persians are well-known for being sweet and quiet. They have large, expressive eyes and a voice that has been described as pleasant, soft and musical. They love and crave human companionship – they can’t perform well if they are left alone for extended periods of time.

Origin: Iran (Persia)

Life Span: 12 to 17 years

Weight: Up to 12 pounds


5. British Shorthair

british shorthair

The British Shorthair is the grinning Cheshire Cat of Alice in Wonderland and the clever feline of Puss in Boots! Well-known for a distinctively chunky body, dense coat, pointy triangle ears and broad face, the British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat. This breed has been been developed in many colours and patterns, including black, grey, blue, white, cream and golden. They are easy-going, intelligent and affectionate.

Origin: Great Britain

Life Span: 14 to 20 years

Weight: Up to 13 pounds


6. Burmese

burmese cat

Originated in Thailand, the Burmese is a stocky, smooth-coated cat that is quite well-known for her delightful personality and low-maintenance coat. They are agile and athletic. They tend to rule your house with love, gentleness and affection. They get along with other household pets including dogs! Typically, Burmese cats love to follow their owners from room to room.

Origin: Myanmar, Thailand

Life Span: 12 to 16 years

Weight: 8 to 10 pounds


7. Bengal

bengal cat

Originated in United States, the Bengal has a wild, exotic appearance. They were developed to look like leopards. Known for being friendly and vocal, Bengals have two basic fur patterns: spotted and marbles. Both spotted and marbled Bengals come in a variety of colours, including brown, chocolate, silver and snow.

Origin: United States of America

Life Span: 12 to 16 years

Weight: Up to 15 pounds


8. Ragdoll


The Ragdoll is known for her blue eyes and a distinct colourpoint coat. This breed is by an American breeder, Ann Baker in the 1960s. They are sweet-tempered, docile and affectionate. Ragdolls love to follow people around – that’s why they are known as “dog-like cats”. They are purrfect lap cats as well!

Origin: California, United States of America

Life Span: 15 to 20 years

Weight: Up to 20 pounds


Are cats allowed in HDB?

Sadly, cats are not allowed in HDB apartments as most cats enjoy their freedom and roam around and may urinate or defecate in public areas.


Where to get a cat in Singapore?

We recommend adopting a cat if you are thinking of getting one!

Alternatively, look for registered and responsible breeders instead of backyard breeders or kitten mills.