Using this site, which lists various cat breeds, we come to the fifth in our series.
American Wirehairs are medium to large in size, strong and well muscled with strong legs and firm full paws. The head is round with prominent cheekbones and a well-developed muzzle and chin. The ears are medium size and slightly rounded, and the eyes are large, round, and set well apart. The medium length tail tapers to a rounded tip.
The coat is the characteristic that separates the American Wirehair from all other breeds. Each hair is crimped, hooked or bent, including the whiskers and the hair within the ears, giving this breed a unique coat that's short, springy, resilient, coarse, and very dense. Significant variation exists in the texture and length of the individual coats.
American Wirehairs have a sweet, loving Personality. They crave human attention and affection. They are active without being hyper, and affectionate without being clingy. Wirehairs generally dislike being held and cuddled.
Craving attention, but disliking being held? That's a cat all right. mrrrooowww