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Snowshoe Cat Behavior,Personality,feeding.

History
The Snowshoe cat breed was developed in the late 1960s by Siamese breeder Dorothy Hinds-Daugherty of Philadelphia. He crossed American Shorthair with a Siamese to produce a sturdy, pointed cat with white markings on the face, chest and feet. The breed was further developed by breeder Vikki Olander of Norfolk, Virginia. In 1974 CFF and ACA accepted the Snowshoe as an experimental breed. Snowshoe obtained championship status from CFF in 1983 and from ACFA IN 1990.

Appearance
Snowshoe is a medium-sized cat. It is well-knit, powerful but not bulky. It has bright, sparking and expressive eyes that are blue colored. Snowshoe Kittens are born all white. Color and markings start becoming visible between 1 and 3 weeks of age. The patterns or markings are different on every kitten. Snowshoe is found in the usual Siamese colors, most commonly seal, chocolate, lilac, and blue in two patterns, mitted and bicolor. It is also found in red (flame), cream, cinnamon, and fawn.
Personality
Snowshoes are playful and affectionate cats. They love to touch and be touched. They are very intelligent and can be trained easily. They are very talkative and are famous for their fascination with water. They enjoy indoor living.


Snowshoe Cat
Snowshoe Cat
Ailments
The Snowshoe does not have any specific health problems but it is advisable to have an annual health check from about the age of eight or nine to check the teeth and liver and kidney function.


Energy: High; Compatibility With Other Cats: High;

Compatibility With Other Animal: High; Suitability For Children: High

Lifespan:9 - 15 years The Snowshoe has an average life expectancy of about twelve years.

Feeding: Being an active cat the Snowshoe will require approximately 80 Kcals of food per kg bodyweight per day. They are not prone to obesity.

Character & Temperament
The Snowshoe is an intelligent cat and loves to be around people. They are ideal companions and will follow their humans around the house, talking in a soft melodic voice. They do need company so if you are out all day two cats may be the answer. They are playful and can be taught to fetch and do need toys and games for amusement. They are vigorous and vibrant but are not highly strung. They are best kept as house cats.

   
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