Choosing an American Wirehair

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Grooming an American Wirehair

If you hate slaving over a hot cat comb, the American wirehair is for you – it’s one of the few breeds that does not benefit from grooming. The wiry hair is fragile and easy to damage with brushing or combing, particularly if wire slicker type brushes are used. During the spring and fall shedding seasons, some grooming may be needed to remove dead hairs.

Association Acceptance

  • American Cat Association (ACA)
  • American Cat Fancier’s Association (ACFA)
  • Canadian Cat Association (CCA)
  • Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA)
  • The International Cat Association (TICA)
  • United Feline Organization (UFO)
  • Special Notes

    Breeders working with wirehairs are rarer than the cats themselves. To locate a breeder, call one of the cat associations. After locating a breeder, you’ll likely have to get on a waiting list.


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