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For people that are looking for a medium sized, medium coated cat breed, this is the cat for them. The American Wirehair Cat is a popular cat breed originally from United States. American Wirehair Cat owners have really enjoyed their time with this feline companion and noted that they are affectionate, inquisitive, and playful. Owners can expect to spend many years with their American Wirehair Cat. They are said to live between 15 and 16 years! Please continue to read on to see more about the characteristics of the American Wirehair Cat breed and what the requirements are for owning one!
The American Wirehair Cat has been known for its medium size and this has been a deciding factor for many owners of this breed. Its build is best described as hearty, well-built, and sturdy. While weighing between 15 lbs to 17 lbs the American Wirehair Cat breed might be just what you are looking for. The fur (or lack-there-of) of the American Wirehair Cat is often described as tousled, glowing, and graceful. This is because this American Wirehair Cat breed has a strong bloodline! People looking to purchase a American Wirehair Cat will find that these cats are available in colors like black, blue, cream, silver, and tabby and white. Some of the more rare colors are exotic among cat breeds. Most American Wirehair Cats have a medium length tail, which helps compliment their overall body structure. The American Wirehair Cat breed has a reputation for having large sized eyes which lead them to be more attractive than other feline breeds.
The American Wirehair Cat is known for how well it can adapt to new environments. They are always positive about a new place to explore! Meeting new people is something that the American Wirehair Cat likes to do. It will often go out of its way to meet a new visitor. The American Wirehair Cat is happy with, or without, interaction. This cat breed has no problem patiently waiting for its owner to get some free time to interact with it. Much like the dogs. They often look forward to playing with their canine housemates! The American Wirehair Cat really enjoys snuggling and showing affection. Owners get plenty of love from this cat! The American Wirehair Cat breed is quite playful. Owners should have a stash of fun cat toys available for this cat breed! The moderate energy level of this cat is enough to keep it active during playtimes with its owner. The American Wirehair Cat is moderately intelligent. While it will most likely never be well trained, owners can expect their’s to learn routines around the home.
Owners of American Wirehair Cats have to spend quite some time each week grooming the cats outer layer and will also have to make sure to bathe the cat regularly and trim its nails. American Wirehair Cat breeds shed more than other breeds, but are still not the worst. Owners of this breed will have to spend some time each week cleaning up their hair. Health problems do not occur all that frequently for the American Wirehair Cat breed, but vets have reported that they do occur more than for some other breeds. Health issues are common among domesticated animals. This cat breed may be susceptible to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Tapeworms, and Fleas. People with cat allergies, are taking a risk by being in contact with American Wirehair Cat breed. It may cause an allergic reaction. Owning a cat is a financial responsibility. Owners can expect to pay between $750 and $1200 to purchase the American Wirehair Cat and about $950 per year to maintain it.
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