American Hairless Terrier

courageous, energetic, alert

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Welcome to the American Hairless Terrier Breed Archive, a place for American Hairless Terrier lovers, breed enthusiasts and pedigree addicts.
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Country of origin: USA
Breed group: Terrier Group (AKC)


Size: small/medium
Coat: hairless or coated
Colour: various colours
Life expectancy: 14-16 years


Smart, curious and energetic coming in a hairless or coated variety. A small dog with a big personality and true terrier grit.

Hairless, but healthy

The AHT is the only hairless breed in which the trait is recessive, and therefore, the homozygous state is not lethal (as is the case with other hairless breeds). Actually, the hairless variety is a healthy dog born with a sparse coat that is lost completely within the first six weeks.
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