- Place of Origin:
- Siamese cats, American short-haired cats
- Breed type:
- Short-haired cat type Birmy
- Body Type:
- Strong and muscular
- 2.5 - 5.5 kg
- Colour variety:
- With dark blue and blue badges, FIFe and other colours
History: The breed is originated in the North of the United States by crossing Siamese with two-colour American shorthaired cats and domestic cats. The result is a cat with badges and white socks. In CFA, the breed was accepted for registration in 1974, FIFe has been recognized since 2003.
Nature: This is a curious and cozy home cat with a focus on people. The character is somewhere among the characters of its ancestors. It is less noisy and requires less attention than a Siamese cat, but it is still more vivid and tedious than American Shorthair cats. It keeps its playfulness in high age. It is well tolerated by other cats and dogs. It is a good friend with children.
Body: A medium-sized, well-muscled body with heavy construction should not look too oriental or too subdued. The body is slightly longer than the higher. The legs are in proportion to the body with oval paws. The tail is medium-long, wide at the base and tapering to the tip. The head is short and wedge-shaped, with rounded shapes and a large chin. Ears with rounded toes are wide on the base and pointing forward. The eyes are oval.
Coat: The short glossy coat is soft and well suited. Undercoat is almost missing.
Care: The cat does not plummet much so hair care does not take much time. it is enough to brush it once a week and then comb the rack with fine teeth. The sharp ends of the claws should be regularly cut and, if necessary, the ears should be cleaned if needed.
Colourful variety: The breed is in the colour of seal, blue, chocolate and lilac point, it is called classic Siamese colours. Two different colours are recognized:
- Mitted: White cannot occupy more than a third of the body. The chin and the nasal mirror may have darker, white or white spots. White stripe around the neck, a white patch on the chest or white patches on the stomach are allowed. The white spots on the mask cannot be just turned V. The white colour on the legs must not run too high.
- Bicolour: White may not occupy more than two-thirds of the body. There is one or more white spots on the face. Ideally, stains form inverted V.
For both patterns, the colour of the badges must be clearly contrasting with the colour of the body. The eyes of snowshoe are always blue.