The Snowshoe was developed by Philadelphia breeder in the early 1960s. The breed was a result of crossing a bicolor American Shorthair with a Siamese, and the result was a sturdy, pointed cat with white markings on the face, chest and feet. The trait this breed is known for is the white boots for which the Snowshoe was named. They also have beautiful blue eyes and a special marking on their face that looks like an inverted V, which separates the white and dark facial fur. They have the outgoing personality of both the American Shorthair and the Siamese. It may or may not be talkative. When it does vocalize, it tends to have a softer, more melodic voice than the Siamese.
Breed Of The Week: Beautiful Snowshoe
The Snowshoe has the outgoing personality of both the American Shorthair and the Siamese. They love to touch and be touched. Very intelligent, they can be taught a number of tricks. Snowshoes are also known for their fascination with water and on occasion will climb into the tub for a swim, as long as it’s their idea.
Despite a slow start, the last five years have seen the Snowshoe gain in both numbers and popularity.Learn more about this recently popular breed in the video…
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