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Snowshoe

The Snowshoe is a cross between a Siamese and a bi-colored American Shorthair. The first Snowshoes appeared in the 1960s. The breed is sturdy and pointed with white markings on the face, chest and feet.

The ears and head of a snowshoe are triangular. The head typically has black markings. The eyes of a Snowshoe are always blue. The Snowshoe coat is short-haired and is white and gray; it can come with blue, lilac, lynx, fawn, chocolate or seal points. All Snowshoes however are born white, and their markings do not become visible for a minimum of one to three weeks. No two Snowshoes have the same pattern, and it is considered to be a rare breed.

The Snowshoe is a needy breed of cat. They can not be left alone for long periods because of the amount of attention they require. They are friendly, sweet tempered, adaptable and devoted cats.

Snowshoe


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