The Snowshoe is a medium-sized, shorthaired semi-foreign cat with origins in the 1960’s.Its head resembles an equilateral triangle overlayed with a modified wedge, giving the impression of gentle rounding. Its moderately long body is strong, muscular and in excellent physical condition. The smooth, single coat is a striking combination of the himalayan and white spotting patterns. The Snowshoe has a friendly disposition and soft voice. Males are generally larger than females. Balance and proportion of all component parts are more important than size.