The Snowshoe is a breed of cat that first appeared in the 1960s, as a result of cross-breeding a Siamese and an American Shorthair.
Snowshoe Cat Appearence
The ears are large, with a triangular head that usually has black markings. The eyes are blue. The coat is short-haired and is white and gray. The tail is medium-sized. There are several varieties, such as Blue-point, Fawn-point, Chocolate-point and Seal-point.
Known to be very sweet tempered, energetic, and well adaptable. Very social breed that needs more attention than most and cannot be left alone for long periods of time. This breed is best suited to the experienced cat owner. In a typical household, they will be friendly to everyone but will usually devote themselves almost entirely to one person.
This is a lively breed that enjoys indoor living. It is affectionate and playful, yet laid back — combining some of the best personality traits of its parent breeds.
Worth The Wait
The snowshoe cat cattery will usually have a waiting list for an available kitten. This breed appeared in 1960, when a Siamese was bred to a bi-colored American Shorthair. It resulted in a unique creature with pointed coat pattern, white feet and large blue eyes. The body typical of the breed should be sturdy and well muscled.
The Snowshoe is still a rare breed.