Description Of The Snowshoe Cat Breed
Weight: 8-10 lbs.
Color - These cats come in two color combinations: seal point and white, and blue point and white.
Eyes -The eyes are oval and bright blue
Appearance - A medium-size cat, the Snowshoe combines the stocky, robust appearance of the American Shorthair with the length of the Siamese. The pleasing result is a powerful, agile cat of intermediate body type. The head is a rounded wedge shape, and the ears are medium-size, with slightly rounded tips. The Snowshoe is a shorthaired cat with a pointed coat pattern, white markings on the feet (for which the breed is named), and an inverted white "V" on the face, which begins in the middle of the forehead and descends to the muzzle.
Personality - This breed possesses the unflappable, easygoing temperament of its American Shorthair forebears, making it a fine companion for children or other pets.Affectionate and people-oriented, the Snowshoe is an amiable and loving friend and companion. Although not as vocal as a Siamese, the Snowshoe can be quite a talker, albeit with a softer, more melodic voice.
Breed Fact - Philadelphia breeder Dorothy Hinds-Daugherty developed this breed in the 1960s by crossing a Siamese with a bicolor American Shorthair. Breeder Vikki Olander saw the breed's potential, wrote the first breed standard, and persevered until the new Snowshoe was accepted for registration in 1974.