image by Robert Fox


The Snowshoe is as individual as snowflakes, no two ever identical, the snowshoe breed is one of the rare cat breeds in the world. The breed originated in the late 1960s when Dorothy Hinds Daugherty of Kensing cattery (USA) had a chance litter between a siamese and an American shorthair that produced three pointed kittens with mittens and boots. Intrigued, she commenced work turning these charming cats into a breed. Her work was taken up by breeders in the 1970s and today there is an upsurge of interest in these magical cats as cat lovers discover their charm, human orientation, family friendliness, and high intelligence combined with unique beauty.