- Highly active and inquisitive cat
- Friendly but independent cat
- Average build cat breed
- Requires grooming once a week
- Outdoor cat
History and Origins
Country of Origin: America
The American Wirehair cat breed began as a spontaneous mutation in a litter of New York farm cats in 1966 when one wirehaired kitten (named Adam) was produced among normal coated littermates. All American Wirehair pedigree cats can be traced back to Adam. The American Wirehair cat has become popular in the USA and Canada, but is little known elsewhere.