American Wirehair Cat Breed Profile


The American Wirehair Cat is a very quiet, yet inquisitive cat. They are sweet and endearing, loving to play and be extremely affectionate, because their tendencies are to be extremely people oriented.

Family/Child Friendly

The American Wirehairs loves children and other pets. This is the type of cat that has never met a stranger and will warm up to anyone and everyone who comes to visit.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for the American Wirehair is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for American Wirehairs is around 8 to 11 lbs.

Common Diseases

Luckily the diseases prone to American Wirehairs are relatively few and far between. The only diseases documented for American Wirehairs are allergies and hair loss.

Housebreaking and Shedding

American Wirehairs come litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. Shedding is less than average, only really requiring a thorough brushing around once per week.

Best Owner Compatibility

American Wirehairs are compatible with apartment and condo dwellings. This cat is not the type of cat for the frequent traveler, as they crave constant human companionship and attention. Best Owner has a playmate for Kitty to keep them amused when the owner is too busy or tired to play.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy American Wirehair Cats are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

American Wirehairs are an extremely rare breed of cat. I wasn't able to find any costs associated with them. If you know the cost of one, please let me know.

Aggression Factor

These cats are typically not aggressive unless abused. They do love to horseplay and will sometimes play rough!

Noise Factor

American Wirehairs are typically not noisy unless food is late or they want attention in any way shape or form.

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