Cats, snowshoe, or Cat-Panda
There are so many varieties of cats that many of us do not ever even hear. Today we want to present you an amazing American beauty, the snowshoe. In translation the name of the breed sounds like a "snow Shoe". It is a quiet, playful and very friendly cat. The breed was developed a complex by crossing the American Shorthair and Siamese cats. It does not require special care, ideal to keep in a city apartment.
A bit of history
Breed of cats the snowshoe is still very young. Its name speaks for itself. The legs of these animals as if shod with white shoes. In the sixties of the twentieth century in Philadelphia (USA) in the nursery Siamese cats have a purebred representatives of the breed kittens that is different from the parents with his white paws. The kennel owner was very pleased with the kids. She tried to repeat the result, but all attempts were in vain. Then, Hands-Dolenti (kennel owner) decided to choose a different breed for crossing with the Siamese. Her choice fell on American Shorthair cats. Thus was born a new breed of snowshoe. Soon its members began to participate in exhibitions, and Dorothy began to cook the breed standard and come up with a name for their Pets. However, the new animals have not attracted the interest of the public. Only in nineteen seventy-fourth year of the newly created breed was officially recognized. And in 1982 it was recognized as TICA and ACFA.
In our days bellamie cats are becoming popular in America. In Europe
specialized nurseries are professionally engaged in the snowshoe, there is still very little. This fact greatly affects the price of animals.
Description of the breed
In our country it is a rare animal. Cats the snowshoe looks very attractive. They have a rounded head, medium size, correct proportions. Cheekbones high, nose not too wide. Small ears are rounded at the tips, the base is wide enough. Eyes shaped like walnuts, are very large. Length of eye slightly more than its width. Usually blue, they contrast beautifully with the color of the animal.
In form it resembles a rectangle of medium size. Cats are somewhat smaller than males. But they should not be too fragile. The powerful muscles of the animal. The back is slightly arched.
It can be either very short or semi-long. In a healthy animal, the coat tight to the body and a good Shine. There is very little undercoat. The recognized colors are seal point and blue point. The weight of the animals varies, but can reach five and a half pounds.
The snowshoe — curious and playful, calm and clever cat. Her character is much softer than Siamese brothers. She is very friendly and it enables her to become a favorite of the whole family. These animals are very smart and savvy. They easily adapt to an unfamiliar environment. Very quickly, these cats accept the rules of conduct in the house, especially if they were explained to them at a young age. Cats are easily trained, they can easily teach some tricks. The snowshoe, like any other cats, need to communicate. Perhaps it is a basic need these beauties. If the animal often remains in house, it may negatively affect its health. Therefore, the owners of which are long absent from home, better to choose another breed. If you need this balalava beauty, you can have two animals. So they will be easier to endure separation from the host.
The snowshoe great concern to all in the owner's family. In addition, this charming establishment is easily converge with other animals, especially if they are active and cheerful. For these animals is characterized by a unique ability — not allowed to cross the line in games. They can stop and not turn the game into a farce. These cats are completely devoid of rancor and spite. They will not take revenge on the person or intentionally fouling him. However, bad attitude to them will not be tolerated, I can't wait to escape.
Have these beauties and a small flaw – they can steal. But this is not true of food. It is unacceptable for them to climb on the master's table and steal a piece of meat or sausage. But the small things for the games cause they have a lot of interest. But, as a rule, this happens only in cases where the animal has no own toys, and he has to play because it will find yourself.
Care and maintenance
The snowshoe is very low maintenance. His rules are slightly different from those for other breeds, particularly Siamese cats, but are more simple.
The wool of these animals is thick and does shed, not too intensively, so it is enough once a week to comb your cat with a special brush. But given the incredible cleanliness of these animals, you can be sure that your favorite will keep your hair in order. By the way, kittens, snowshoe are born absolutely white, and darken with age.
There is another characteristic feature of these cats – an incredible love of water. Don't be surprised if a small number typed in a bath with warm water, your cat will climb on their own. In short, problems with bathing these animals becomes. The rest of the contents of these cats is standard. The house must be the litter. Teach him the animal is a snap – we have said that this is a very bright creatures. In addition, your dog will need a scratching post.
The snowshoe unpretentious in food. However, it will be useful to consult a vet or breeder on how to make a correct and healthy diet. This is especially important during molting and while carrying kittens.
From the nature of the snowshoe has a very good health. Thanks to the hard work of breeders, the animals are deprived of defects, characterized by their ancestors. Need regular vaccination. The owner must monitor the condition of the eyes and ears of your pet. Living representatives of this breed, on average, 12 years.
"Snow Shoe" — the cat, not delivering a host of problems. He just needs to love his beauty, to play with her and not to push when she wants to take part in its domestic Affairs.