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American Wirehair

American Wirehair Profile

Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 20-25cms

Avg weight Female: 2.7-4.5 kg

Avg weight Male: 4.5-6.5 kg

Coat type: Medium, dense, crimped coat.

Coat colours and body type: The American Wirehair is strong bodied with a round face, strong jaw, and short ears. They come in a range of colours: white, blue, cream, red, platinum, fawn, chestnut, chinchilla, seal, silver, golden, brown, cameo, blue-cream, tortoiseshell. They can have tortoiseshell, solid colour, bicolour, calico, tabby, or smoke patterning.  

Grooming required: Low - occasional brush.

Similar Breeds: British shorthair, American shorthair, Chartreaux.

Health Profile: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

American Wirehair temperament

The American Wirehair is a loving cat and will demonstrate loyalty toward her owner. They are playful, but will also enjoy their independence. If they are in the mood to play, they will bring a toy to their parents. They play well by themselves and are known to be an ideal companion to single people.