Snowshoe Cats and Kittens
Snowshoe Cat Breed Profile
- The Snowshoe cat originated in Philadelphia, USA in the 1960's when a breeders siamese cat produced a litter where three kittens showed unique white points and feet markings. The kittens were then bred with an American Shorthair cat with tuxedo markings, this breeding eventually produced a new breed of cat with the personalities of both the Siamese and the American Shorthair, which has a Siamese point pattern with defined white markings. Breeding to replicate the markings has proved difficult over the years however the breed has gained some traction and eventually gained championship status with the American Cat Fanciers Association in 1990 and was recognized by The International Cat Association in 1993.
In the UK breeding of snowshoe cats began in the 1980's and to date have recognition with Fife at Championship Level, and preliminary status with the GCCF.
- Physical Description
The Snowshoe is a medium sized cat, with a rounded wedge shaped head, large ears continue the line of the face, oval blue eyes, and a slightly tapering tail. Short smooth coat with white mittens or markings on toes and an inverted white V on the face. In the UK snowshoes are bred in all siamese point colours including tabby and tortie, with seal and blue being the most popular to give greatest contrast to the white markings.
- The Snowshoe cat inherits its personality from both the Siamese and the American Shorthair. It's an affectionate, amiable and and talkative cat, with a more pleasing voice than the siamese. Generally good with children but happy to be a pampered lap cat.
- Little grooming required
- Health ProblemsNo specific health problems.
- Similar Breeds
Siamese: The snowshoe originated form the Siamese cat.
Snowshoe Kittens for Sale in the UK
If you're looking to buy a Snowshoe kitten or cat in the UK, the breeders listed below often have kittens available.
- Snowshoe Cats UK - Destrier Snowshoe Cat Breeder located Plymouth South West UK, Offering Snowshoe Cats & Kittens for Sale, Cat pictures, Snowshoe Stud cats, show pages. Snowshoes are like old fashion Siamese Cats. New bloodlines. We have Blue & Seal Snowshoe cats
- Snowshoe Cat Club - Worldwide Snowshoe Cat Club, regulated by GCCF. Share pictures, stories and success for the rare snowshoe cat.
- The Snowshoe Cat Society - Snowshoe Cat Society Website. Cat Club offering advice for cats and kittens.