American Wirehair

  • Size

    Medium to large, with males weighing 12 to 15 pounds and females weighing 8 to 12 pounds
  • Coat

  • Sheds

  • Color

    Average, considered moderately talkative and an enthusiastic purrer
  • Vocalization

  • Temperament

    Affectionate, intelligent, relaxed

Distinguished from other breeds by its wiry, dense coat that is described as feeling like steel wool, the American Wirehair is considered a national treasure. This intelligent and highly adaptable breed is playful and keenly interested in her surroundings. Easy to care for, the American Wirehair has a relaxed, loving, sweet personality, making her an ideal companion for families with children 6 and older and having other pets.

Help Your American Wirehair Thrive

Our Experts Recommend These Cat Foods for an American Wirehair.
  • Beyond®
  • Purina® Pro Plan®
  • Purina ONE®
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