The American Wirehair is a spontaneous mutation. Individual hairs are crimped, hooked, or bent, including hair within the ears. The coat, which is not only springy, dense, and resilient, but also coarse and hard to the touch, distinguishes the American Wirehair from all other breeds.
The coat is the characteristic that separates the American Wirehair from all other breeds. Just as there is a wide variety of texture in Persians or Exotics, there is also considerable variation among the Wirehairs. As this is a dominant mutation, approximately half of the kittens will be wirehaired at birth. The most readily apparent wiring is that of the whiskers and ideally, the entire coat will be wired at birth.
COAT LENGTH: Shorthair
American Wirehairs are easy to care for and resistant to disease. Pet owners delight with their quiet, reserved and loving ways. Even when they are busy they make the time to pay great attention to all family members. However, everyone must pet them, hug them and tell them how wonderful they are.
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