American Wirehair




American Wirehair Temperament
The American Wirehair is said to be:

  • Intelligent

  • Affectionate

  • Calm

  • Reserved

  • Loyal

  • Playful

  • Inquisitive

Where does the American Wirehair come from?
The American Wirehair cat comes from a litter of six kittens born from two barn cats. One of the six kittens had wiry hair as a random mutation rather than a normal coat like the rest. This kitten was a male with red and white, wiry fur. The cats owner called a local breeder who bred Rex cats, Mrs William O'Shea and asked her to take a look at this odd kitten. Mrs William O'Shea bought the wiry furred kitten for 50 dollars with a female kitten that was normal, from the same litter. This was so she could begin a breeding program. The Male with the wiry hair was named Council Rock Farm Adam of Hi-Fi with the female being called Tip-Toe of Hi-Fi.
The two cats were bred and created a litter of wirehair kittens that were then sold to other interested breeders. The population grew and the American Wirehair was exported to Canada and Germany. In 1978 the breed was recognised and accepted for Championship competitions.


What type of Body does the American Wirehair have?
The American Wirehair cat has a body that is:

  • Medium size

  • Muscular

  • Strong

  • Athletic

What type of coat does an American Wirehair have ?
The American Wirehair cats coat is:

  • Thick

  • Crimped texture

  • Hard

  • Becomes thicker during the winter

  • Springy

  • Dense

  • Coarse

  • They also come in a variety of colours.

Food the American Wirehair eats ?
The American Wirehair will eat any cat for weather it's a wet or dry food. A healthy diet is very important and will help provide all the nutrients your cats body needs for a healthy life style.

Is the American Wirehair an indoor or outdoor cat ?

It is recommended that you keep your American Wirehair indoor's as they are prone to allergies and by keeping them inside you can prevent them becoming ill.

Does the American Wirehair have health problem ?
The American Wirehair is prone to allergic problems and if stressed or subjected to bad weather, they can lose their coat.


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American Wirehair


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