Thought to have originated in the 1960s!
Snowshoe Scientific Classification
- Scientific Name
- Felis Catus
Snowshoe Conservation Status
- Affectionate, loving and loyal
- Average Litter Size
- Common Name
- Thought to have originated in the 1960s!
Snowshoe Physical Characteristics
- Skin Type
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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.View all 84 animals that start with S
Snowshoe FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are Snowshoes herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?
Snowshoes are Omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
What Kingdom do Snowshoes belong to?
Snowshoes belong to the Kingdom Animalia.
What phylum to Snowshoes belong to?
Snowshoes belong to the phylum Chordata.
What class do Snowshoes belong to?
Snowshoes belong to the class Mammalia.
What family do Snowshoes belong to?
Snowshoes belong to the family Felidae.
What order do Snowshoes belong to?
Snowshoes belong to the order Carnivora.
What type of covering do Snowshoes have?
Snowshoes are covered in Hair.
What genus do Snowshoes belong to?
Snowshoes belong to the genus Felis.
How many babies do Snowshoes have?
The average number of babies a Snowshoe has is 5.
What is an interesting fact about Snowshoes?
Snowshoes are thought to have originated in the 1960s!
What is the scientific name for the Snowshoe?
The scientific name for the Snowshoe is Felis Catus.
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