To listen to this article, please select Control + Shift + Z to launch the pop-up player.

Browser out-of-date!

You are using an out-of-date web browser, to avoid problems when using A-Z Animals and other sites we strongly recommend you upgrade to the latest version of your web browser!
Get Firefox Get Google Chrome Get Opera Get Microsoft Internet Explorer Get Apple Safari
Remove Advertising
A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Images and Resources A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Images and Resources A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Images and Resources

Animals >>


 Add to Phobia Filter  Contribute  Print  Listen
The snowshoe cat is a breed of cat that is thought to have originated in America in the 1960s. The snowshoe is believed to be a mixed breed cat and the snowshoe cat is the result of breeding a Siamese cat with an American shorthair cat.

The snowshoe cat is generally a fawn to chocolate in colour and has darker coloured markings on its ears, tail and back with white markings on the face, chest and feet.

The snowshoe cat is seen to be a sturdy cat, with pointed features with lean and muscular features. The elegance of the snowshoe cat has meant that today the snowshoe cat is an increasingly popular breed of domestic cat, despite the fact that the snowshoe can often be relatively small in size.

The snowshoe cat has soft, thick fur and is well known for its calm and affectionate nature. Although the snowshoe cat has its placid moments, it is also a very active breed of cat, a trait which the snowshoe cat inherits from the curious Siamese cat.

Snowshoe cats are loving and loyal animals and are not greatly happy when they are left on their own. Snowshoe cats are known to be very vocal animals and enjoy to make themselves heard in the household.

Snowshoe Comments (1)


"I love cats"

Post Comment

Your Name:

Article Rating:

Your Comment:

Article Tools

Print Article
View printer friendly version of Snowshoe article.
Listen to Article
Listen to audio version of Snowshoe article. Hot key: CTRL key + Shift key + Z key

Snowshoe Facts

The name of the domestic breed...
The area where the animal first came from...
North America
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
60cm (2ft)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
4.5kg (10lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
14 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Cream, Brown, Lilac, Fawn, Golden, Black, White
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Affectionate, loving and loyal

Related Animals

Norwegian ForestNorwegian Forest
Has a long, thick double coat of fur!
The largest feline in the world!
White TigerWhite Tiger
None have been seen in the wild for 50 years!