American Wirehair cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: US
- Origin: Mutation
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 3 - 5 kg
- Colors: Brown, white, blue, cream, red, silver, gold
- Coat: short and wiry
- Temperament: sociable, friendly, playful
- Health: very healthy
- Litter size: 5 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 14 - 18 years
- Other names: The Wirehair cat
- Price: $ 800 - $ 1200 USD
American Wirehair cat is originally from New York. The first copy was founded in 1960. It is said that a breeder took advantage of acecasta mutation. He continued crossbreeding cat until it reached today.
To these beautiful breeds were crossed and cat breed American shorhair . Hence resemblance to the breed. The main difference dintrre two races is the type of fur.
The first cat was named Hi-Fi. This was crossed with a cat with straight hair and gave birth to two cubs with curly fur that fancier, O'Shea, he called Abby and Amy.
In 1967 was registered in CFA (Cat Fancier Association)
It is one of the rarest breeds of cat in the world.
Aspect American Wirehair cat
American Wirehair cat's coat is unique. Short hair is wavy or curly and dense. It is soft to the touch, rather harsh.
It is a medium sized cat with well developed muscles. It has prominent cheeks and curly whiskers.
The color coat is similar to that of cat American Shorthair .
The body is well proportioned. The eyes are large.
Behavior American Wirehair cat
It is a sociable cat that adapts pretty quickly. Cats do not like changes in the environment in general. It is recommended for active families and children.
American Wirehair cat is more understanding and accepting both children and other pets. Provided not be tortured!
It is a cat more than playful. Sta petting, purring, jumping, running throughout the space that is provides. Adora game hunting and catching objects.
It can be trained easily because it is intelligence. Not like "talkative" mew so will not be a problem. But you have to communicate with her gestures and behavior.
Weekly brushing is not recommended. It can affect the hair looks. Instead of brushing removes dead hair by bathing. Thus degrease oily fur which is more than normal cats.
Beware ghemotoacele fur. Can accumulate in the stomach due to frequent washing of cats. Necessarily must have daily catnip.
Features American Wirehair cat
It is a very rare breed of cat. In 2002 there were only 39 copies.
A feature is rough curly fur. This fur is common breeds of cats.
Unlike the other American Wirehair cat matures later at 3-4 years. The good news is that owners will have kittens for nearly four years. Search affection and will always be curious and slept in the shadow master attention.
Got oily fur because time is recommended at least a bath every few months.
Diseases American Wirehair cat
American Wirehair is a healthy cat with no major health problems.
Over time the most common issues were sensitive and gingivitis. To avoid these inconveniences you are good to periodically veificati cat salt.
Properly cared for can live up to 20 years or more.