Snowshoe Cats are docile pet. Here is your informative A-list of Snowshoe cat. They are also known as Silver Laces. This Snowshoe Cat was originated from United States. In 1960s, the breeder who named Dorothy Hinds-Daugherty from Philadelphia crossed a Siamese with a bicolor American Shorthair. Three kittens were born with white markings on the face, chest and feet. Vikki Olander is the first breeder who obtained recognition for this cat breed. The Snowshoe Cat was recognized by the American Cat Association (ACA) in 1974. They are belonging to shorthair group. Today, Snowshoe cat is still a rare cat breed around the world.
Facts about Snowshoe Cats
- Temperament – Snowshoe cat is affectionate, confident, easygoing, energetic, friendly, intelligent, sociable and trainable. They thrive on human attention and do not leave them alone for long period. They can perform tricks and they are a good swimmer. They have a soft voice compare to the Siamese. They can get along with children and other pets. Early socialization is recommended for Snowshoe kittens. The kitten is normally born in white color.
- Appearance – The Snowshoe cat has a well-balanced and muscular medium-sized body. They have a moderate wedge-shaped head and come with a pair of almond-shaped large eyes. The eyes color is in bright blue. The white inverted V shaped markings can be finding on their face that extend from the forehead and spread down across the muzzle. They have a pair of triangular ears. The most distinctive feature of Snowshoe cats are their snow-white paws. The legs are in medium length. They have a medium tail.
- Coat color and pattern – The coat is short. The coat color included blue, cream, chocolate, cinnamon, fawn, lilac and seal. They have a pointed coat as Siamese which are blue point or seal point colors..
Here are some Snowshoe Cat pictures
Snowshoe Cats Breed Information
|Weight||6 to 12 pounds|
|Group||Hybrid Cat Breed|
|Exercise Ability||Let them play and run around; they enjoy a game of fetch with owner|
|Life Span||12 – 15 years|
|Litter Size||Average 5 kittens|
|Feeding||Premium pet food is recommended, do not feed large amounts of raw fish|
|Grooming Requirements||Regular brushing is recommended. This breed is a light shedder|
In general, Snowshoe Cats are a healthy cat breed. Here is more about Cat Health Information.
Owner provides enough surfaces for cats normal scratching behavior is important to make them healthier.
Here is a list of cute cat name for your Snowshoe Kitten. Annual health check is recommended for your pet.
If you are interested in this cat breed, you may look for Snowshoe Cats for adoption from Snowshoe Cat rescue or look for Snowshoe Cats for sale from Snowshoe Cat breeders.