Get to know the Snowshoe
All you need to know about the breed
The physical appearance of a Snowshoe cat is sure to catch your eye. A perfect balance of their feline ancestors, the Siamese and the American Shorthair, they are medium in size with a muscular body. But it is a long body, so the Snowshoe moves with the elegance of an athlete as opposed to a bulky bodybuilder. Their pointer colour ranges from dark chocolate and fawn to orange and lilac, although lighter colouring is less common. And those white paws front and back are irresistible.
Personality-wise, you never know which type of Snowshoe cat you will end up with until you start living with them. This breed could be any one of the following: the doting type, the “leader of the pack” type, the “sticks to you like glue” type, or the class clown, cat version. Whichever Snowshoe temperament you get, they all make for a charming feline companion, showing great affection to their family, including children and cat-friendly dogs.
The Snowshoe is a moderately active cat who appreciates having something to do most of the time, from following you around the house to keeping an eye on the action from a high vantage point. But don’t worry, they’re also calm and laid-back, and more than content to climb into your lap for some snuggles.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Snowshoe
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