Snowshoe Siamese kittens, also known simply as Snowshoe cats, is a breed developed by crossing Siamese cats with American shorthair cats. A rare cat breed, the Snowshoe has the long body of a Siamese but the stockiness of an American shorthair.
Snowshoe cats get their name from their white "boots" that make the paws look as if they have been dipped in snow. Snowshoes are medium-sized cats that are muscular and athletic. They have bright blue eyes and are extremely intelligent, also being noted for their friendly and affectionate personalities. The voice of a Snowshoe Siamese is much softer than that of a regular Siamese.