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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. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.