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Snowshoe overview

Originated in Pennsylvania, USA in early 1960s from American Shorthair and Siamese breeds. Three kittens of Siamese parentage that were born with white feet formed the foundation of the breed and American Bi-coloured Shorthairs were used to develop the breed.

Intelligent, people-oriented, very affectionate and moderately docile. Active without being high-strung. Requires grooming once a week.

Snowshoe foreign names

Snowshoe Silver Laces (Spanish)


United States

Breed number/code

No 83 (GCCF) / SNO (FIFe)

Biological data

Medium to large:
Males are 9-12 pounds.
Females are 7-10 pounds.
Intermediate body, between a Siamese and American Shorthair.
Hair quality
Short haired.
Smooth, glossy coat with resilient texture.
Eye colours
Blue eyes
Colour-pointed, mitted. Preferred pattern bicolour and harlequin.
The Snowshoe pattern is complex, with the white markings superimposed on the Siamese pointing. The preferred pattern being white to the ankles in front, white to the hocks at the back and an inverted 'V on the face.

Snowshoe links we are happy to endorse

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Snowshoe – Breed standard

The below links are external

Snowshoe references and further reading

Snowshoe Cat Society 
Snowshoe Cats UK 
Snowshoe Cat Club

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Featured image

Snowshoe photo by Alan Robinson Animal Photography
AP-8TO401 - Snowhoe cat
Photo © Animal Photography, Alan Robinson