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American Hairless Terrier

Origin United States
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Other Names
What other names does the American Hairless Terrier have? The breed also known as...
AHT
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the American Hairless Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the American Hairless Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the American Hairless Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the American Hairless Terrier's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the American Hairless Terrier weigh?
5-16 pounds (2.5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
10.5 pounds (2.6 kg)
Height
How tall is the American Hairless Terrier?
7-16 inches (18-41 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
11.5 inches (29.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the American Hairless Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Hairless
Colors
What color is the American Hairless Terrier's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
SpottedSpeckledWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the American Hairless Terrier and how often?
Advanced: The American Hairless Terrier requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your American Hairless Terrier a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your American Hairless Terrier, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do American Hairless Terriers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
American Hairless Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. American Hairless Terriers could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the American Hairless Terrier have?
AlertLovingInquisitiveLivelyIntelligentPlayful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the American Hairless Terrier?
Average: American Hairless Terrier's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are American Hairless Terriers easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
American Hairless Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The American Hairless Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. American Hairless Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
American Hairless Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
American Hairless Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do American Hairless Terriers bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The American Hairless Terrier rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are American Hairless Terriers good watchdogs?
American Hairless Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
American Hairless Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The American Hairless Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the American Hairless Terrier do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
American Hairless Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but American Hairless Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the American Hairless Terrier to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
American Hairless Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
American Hairless Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that American Hairless Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are American Hairless Terriers good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
American Hairless Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
American Hairless Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are American Hairless Terriers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
American Hairless Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do American Hairless Terriers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do American Hairless Terriers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do American Hairless Terriers have health problems?
American Hairless Terriers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do American Hairless Terriers live? What is this dog average life span?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the American Hairless Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
American Hairless Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the American Hairless Terrier have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
American Hairless Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do American Hairless Terriers require per day?
American Hairless Terriers don't need too much exercise. A few daily walks should be enough for them.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
American Hairless Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the American Hairless Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The American Hairless Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the American Hairless Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The American Hairless Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The American Hairless Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the American Hairless Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the American Hairless Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female American Hairless Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the American Hairless Terrier have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the American Hairless Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Advantages

  • Shedding Level: American Hairless Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Drooling tendency: The American Hairless Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The American Hairless Terrier rarely barks.
  • Trainability: American Hairless Terriers are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: American Hairless Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Territorial: American Hairless Terriers strongly protect their territory.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: American Hairless Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The American Hairless Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
  • Mouthiness: American Hairless Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.

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