AKC PuppyFinder: American Hairless Terrier Puppies

Breed Traits
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  • Personality: Feisty, inquisitive, playful; a real terrier
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; not a hyper dog, but upbeat and game for anything Coat and Grooming: Not much to report here; a tube of sunscreen and you’re good to go
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent, Hypoallergenic
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Eager To Please
  • Height: 12-16 inches
  • Weight: 12-16 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
History & Job
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Origin: United States (Louisiana)

Year Recognized: 2016

Breed History & Job Description: AHT breeding began in the 1970s, when a hairless was born into a litter of midsize Rat Terriers. Her owners, Edwin and Willie Scott of Trout, Louisiana, named her Josephine. She was bred and produced Gypsy, a hairless female. Years later, Josephine gave birth to a pair of hairless siblings, Jemima and Snoopy. Snoopy was bred to his sisters and a new breed was born. The AHT was admitted to the American Kennel Club in January 2016.

Health
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Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like cardiac disease, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and Legg-Calve-Perthes. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of American Hairless Terriers are healthy dogs.

 

Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:

 

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Legg-Calve-Perthe Radiographic
Breed Club
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  • Breed Club: American Hairless Terrier Club of America
  • Breed Club Link: www.ahtca.info/
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Terrier
  • 2016 Popularity: 106
  • Breed Referral Contact:  -
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