7 Interesting Facts About Snowshoe Cats

Snowshoe cats weren’t engineered deliberately. The story goes that in 1960s Philadelphia, breeder Dorothy Hinds-Daugherty found three distinctive Siamese kittens in an otherwise normal litter.

The range of Snowshoe cat colors is immense: cinnamon; fawn; chocolate; blue; cream; you name it. But, although a Snowshoe may be, for example, brown in adulthood.

Cats aren’t typically famous for liking water, as you’ll know if you’ve ever accidentally flicked some on your cat’s head while washing your hands.

Because they have Siamese DNA in them, Snowshoes are vocal pets who love to tell everyone what they think of the world. They may not be as loud as Siamese cats.

There are a few guarantees you’ll get with a Snowshoe, one of which is that their eyes will be the most beautiful ocean-blue color.

Even among intelligent cats, the Snowshoe is one clever kitty. It has brains galore and the ability to learn commands, rather like a dog.

History could have been very different. Keen cat breeder Vicki Olander was instrumental in keeping the Snowshoe dream alive.

Fortunately, Snowshoes were too adorable not to be championed and the 1980s saw a kind of rescue operation take hold.