American Wirehair

American Wirehairs are similar to American Shorthairs, with the exception of a springy, wiry coat, including ear fur, and whiskers. This coat is similar to the wire coats of some dog breeds, such as terriers. Their fur requires little grooming, although lighter cats may require sunblock. Wirehairs are of a moderate, sturdy build, with round heads, high cheekbones, and a pronounced muzzle. Females are generally smaller than males. American Wirehairs display the full spectrum of possible cat coat colors, although Himalayan, Chocolate and Lilac are not accepted for competition. The Wirehair coat trait is dominant; so any breeding between a Wirehair and another cat can produce wired kittens. Wirehairs have golden eyes, except for some white ones that have blue or amber eyes

The Wirehair has an even, balanced temperament that is essentially identical to that of its American Shorthair relative. Wirehairs are equally content to play or fall asleep in their owners’ laps. They have been described as cute and somewhat humorous. They are gentle and quiet, but also playfuland active. They have quiet voices. American Wirehairs generally prefer to stay indoors