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American Wirehair

American Wirehair

An Affectionate Friend

Affectionate, Inquisitive, Sweet

Distinguished by its coat, this cat's hairs are springy and crimped, including the whiskers, a result of natural mutation. During the 1960s, this cat originated in the United States, in upstate New York. This breed is very playful, strong, muscular, and intelligent. These wirehaired cats are found in an array of colors and patterns. These cats are very affectionate and loyal with their families, yet can be calm, reserved, and inquisitive cats. These loving cats crave human attention and affection, however, they are not lap cats. They get along great with younger children and enjoy playing. They are ideal for households with children and other pets, singles, and first time cat owners. Combing their hair several times per week is beneficial.

Explore this page to learn more about where she came, which health conditions are a risk to her and how to keep her feeling her best.

Breed Details

Body:Medium to large, Well-rounded Coat:Medium-length, Springy, Tight

Length of fur

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Care for the American Wirehair coming soon.

  • Care

    Care for the American Wirehair coming soon.

  • Characteristics

    Characteristics for the American Wirehair coming soon.

  • Health Concerns

    Whether you are considering adding a new American Wirehair to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every American Curl will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds.

    By exploring the health concerns specific to the American Wirehair you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

    Some health issues an American Wirehair could encounter:

  • History

    History for the American Wirehair coming soon.

  • Watch Out For

    Signs to watch out for are coming soon for the American Wirehair.

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To view the sources for the information listed on this page, see our Cat Breed Guide References here.

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