American Hairless Terrier

Fast Facts

Country of Origin:USA
AKC Group:Rare
UKC Group:Terrier
Color:Any color is acceptable
Coat:Puppies have light hair which grows sparse then completely hairless as an adult
Size:Small Dog Breed
Height:10-16 inches

In 1972, one entirely hairless female dog appeared in a litter of medium-size Rat Terriers. She was normal in every way, and her owners were determined to develop this new strain. The breed has the true type and temperament of the Rat Terrier and the advantages of hairless dogs, no shedding and no fleas. The pups are born with a bit of sparse fuzzy hair on their bodies. They begin to shed this fuzz at the age of 6 weeks. This breed is still rare, but fanciers are dedicated to its development.


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