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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Snowshoes Cat

Snowshoes cat first appeared in 1960s in America, as a result of cross-breeding between a Siamese and a bi-colored American Shorthair. A a hybrid cat originating as a variant from Siamese parents. The origin of the Snowshoe can be traced back to 1960 when Dorothy Hinds Daugherty, Kensing Cattery, Philadelphia, PA found three kittens in a litter of Siamese, each with four white feet. Although the variant did not re-occur, Dorothy liked the contrast between the point color and the stark white of the feet and developed the first Snowshoe line by crossing her Siamese with a bicolor American Shorthair. Continued breeding eventually produced the popular 'V' face of the current Snowshoe. The Snowshoe is considered to be a rare breed.

The cross-breed between a Siamese and a bi-colored American Shorthair produced a sturdy, pointed cat with white markings on the face, chest and feet. The nose may appear to be considerably longer than it actually is due to variations of the inverted V' pattern. Older males may have a more rounded appearance due to stud jowls. The ears are large and triangular. The head will also be triangular. The Snowshoe is a balanced cat, neither too small nor too large; it is firm, muscular without being bulky with a medium-sized tail. Males are medium to medium large in size while Females are small to medium. In pure-breds, the eyes are always blue. Coat is short-haired, and is white and gray. The tail is medium-sized. Snowshoe cats come in Blue-point, Fawn-point, Chocolate-point and Seal-point. Snowshoe kittens are all born white. Their colors and markings become visible within 1-3 weeks after being born. The pattern on each of these cats are different for each Snowshoe. No two Snowshoes are alike.

The Snowshoe is generally a talker, with a soft, melodic voice and habitats well in a multiple cat family. They are generally sweet tempered, a friendly cat that manages to retain the astute intelligence. Offers many hours of delightful entertainment and a cats lifetime of affectionate companionship. They are a very social breed that requires more attention than most cats do, and consequently cannot be left alone for long periods of time. In a typical household they will be friendly to everyone, but will usually devote themselves almost entirely to one person. They get along well with other Snowshoes, cats of other breeds, and even dogs.


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