The Traditional Snowshoe can be described by its
short hair, four white feet that extend over its ankles, and a white
"v" shaped marking over the nose and muzzle. The head
is shaped like a modified triangle. Its body is muscular but not
overly so. It has the conformation of a runner. The white pattern
should not cover more than two-thirds of the body. Males are larger
in size than females; they can weigh as much as 12 pounds. It is
considered a medium to large cat with bright blue eyes. The eyes
are oval in shape when the cat is undisturbed but when alerted,
the eyes are walnut in shape. The name of Snowshoe originated because
of the combination of points and white patterns on its feet.
Snowshoe cat is a medium-size cat, the Snowshoe combines the stocky,
robust appearance of the American Shorthair with the length of the
Siamese. The pleasing result is a powerful, agile cat of intermediate
The head is a rounded wedge shape, the eyes are oval and bright
blue, and the ears are medium-size, with slightly rounded tips.The
Snowshoe is a shorthaired cat with a pointed coat pattern, white
markings on the feet (for which the breed is named), and an inverted
white "V" on the face, which begins in the middle of the
forehead and descends to the muzzle.
These cats come in two colour combinations: seal point and white,
and blue point and white.
As with all cats, their individual personalities vary, however,
overall the Snowshoe is a friendly cat that manages to retain the
astute intelligence along with just a touch of the mystic aloofness
provided by their Oriental ancestors.
An inquisitive and active cat, the Snowshoe offers many hours of
delightful entertainment and a cats lifetime of affectionate companionship.