American Wirehair Cat Breed
American Wirehair Cats
The American Wirehair has a very dense, springy to the touch, and supple coat of hair.
This cat is very agile, active and interested in it's environment. These
cats are very intelligent and because
they are so affectionate make a great companion. The Wirehair is very
friendly and gentle making it an ideal pet to be around children and dogs
as well as other pets.
Mating of two American Wirehairs rarely produce successful
litters, therefore they are bred from a Wirehair and an American Shorthair.
They are very similar to the American Shorthair with a medium to large
build and the same muscle structure. The muzzle and cheekbones are prominent, with a well rounded head.
This cat is mostly unknown in countries other than the United
States. The first known American Wirehair was one of six kittens born
in New York in 1966.
The breed was first accepted into competition in the U.S. by the Cat Fanciers'
Association in 1978.
The American Wirehair is acceptable in all coat varieties
with the exception of the colorpoint, solid chocolate and solid lavender.
It is a must that the cat have the wiry appearance of the coat
for show purposes.
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