The Snowshoe Cat

The Snowshoe Cat


Its origins

The Snowshoe cat was born Over the Atlantic in the USA during the 70s. Dorothy Hinds-Daugherty, a Philadelphian breeder, would one day discover something when helping a mother kitty give birth to a group of kittens. As a matter of fact, one of the new born kittens was remarkably different to its siblings. Vikki Olander would be the instigator of the Snowshoe Cat’s official recognition as a breed in 1883.

Its physical characteristics

This unique breed is of an average to tall size. It is rather muscular, agile and powerful. Its head and ears are slightly rounded. Its bright coloured eyes are an intense blue and are large. The bone structure of the Snowshoe is rather fine. However, it has an elaborate muscular composition. Its tail, which measures at the same length as its body, gets more and more thin as it goes on. If you’re wondering if your cat is of this breed, the colours of its coat are clear, including spots on its tail, feet, ears or face. Otherwise its paws are white and has an upside down, “V” shaped. Nose.


Character traits

The Snowshoe is as talkative as it is intelligent, curious, sociable and lively. It enjoys playing as well as giving and receiving hugs and is very faithful. If you’re looking for a breed of cat that is able to easily express their affection the Snowshoe is made for you! However, there is a counterpart: this breed of cat appreciates being given attention. Some even say that he’s a bit egocentric. The Snowshoe is also obedient and you’ll often find him asking for his owner’s approval before acting.