Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Coat Length: Medium Hair
The American Wirehair is a breed of domestic cat originating in upstate New York. As of 2003, though the breed is well-known, it is ranked as the most rare of the 41 Cat Fanciers’ Association breeds, with only 22 registered, down from 39 in 2002.
The Wirehair has an even, balanced temperament and have been described as cute and somewhat humorous. They are gentle and quiet, but also playful.