This rare breed originated in Philadelphia in the 1960s, when a Siamese breeder’s cat gave birth to three kittens with white feet. These uniquely-marked Siamese cats were then bred with American Shorthairs and other bi-coloured breeds. Today’s Snowshoe coat colour is pointed with a light body colour with darker ears, face, legs, and tail. His namesake white feet are part of what makes this breed rather unique. No doubt owing to his Siamese heritage, the Snowshoe is a very vocal cat.