American Wirehair

American Wirehair
American Wirehair Photo #1

Overview

The American Wirehair - a relatively new breed of cats of American origin with an unusual peculiar structure of hair. The breed gets its name from the fact that their fur resembles springs. The cat is of medium size with a strong, muscular build, the overall appearance is similar to the American short-haired. The muzzle has a typical open and friendly expression, resulting from the rounded, wide-open eyes. The ears are medium-sized and widely set. The main feature of the breed is a short, bouncy coat, which is the result of a mutation. There are different types of curling, from bristly to curly, but each hair is broken, hooked or curled as a spring, which makes these cats peculiar. 

Temperament

American Wirehair cats are distinguished by their calmness and equanimity. They love attention, love to play with their owner, and are great at making contact with strangers and animals. They like to draw attention to their own person. This breed does not need a lot of space, but can be outdoors periodically and loves the outdoors. Despite the fact that this breed is very calm and affectionate, conflicts can arise between two cats that are not neutered, so it is better to have one cat to avoid this. 

Weight

American Wirehair breed is an average cat breed, their weight can be from 3 to 5 kilograms, but sometimes they can weigh more, the main thing is to make sure that the animal has a proper and complete diet, so that it has enough vitamins and microelements for good and proper growth and development of the body. Do not overfeed your pet and there will be no problems. 

Lifespan

This breed has an average lifespan of 13 to 15 years, but if you provide the necessary conditions and maintain the health of the cat, he will live with you much, much longer. American Wirehair cat is a strong breed with few health problems. The main thing is to visit the veterinarian in time and make regular hygienic procedures, so your cat will not only be happy but also healthy. 

Kittens

The American Wirehair breed can have an average litter size of 2 to 5 kittens, but there is one interesting fact. Because the dominant gene is responsible for the hard hair structure of the American Wirehair Cat breed, so when you cross short-haired and American Wirehair Cats, kittens with both types of hair always appear in the litter.

Breed Information

Popularity:#41
Origin:United States
Size:Medium to Large
Coat:Medium
Curly
Dense
Hard
Resilient
Lap Cat:Yes
Life span:14-18 years
Temperament:Affectionate
Curious
Gentle
Intelligent
Interactive
Lively
Loyal
Playful
Sensible
Social
Weight:Male: 12 - 15 pounds
Female: 8 - 12 pounds
Colors:Black
Blue
Cream
Fawn
Silver
Tabby and White
Kitten Price:Average $800 - $1200 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Buddy Daisy
2 Toby Maggie
3 Tucker Bailey
4 Teddy Zoey
5 Milo Penny
6 Buster Gracie
7 Oscar Rosie
8 Diesel Maya
9 Moose Millie
10 Loki Holly
11 Tyson Scout
12 Peanut Trixie
13 Koda Cleo
14 Coco Lacey
15 Mickey Lucky
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