American Hairless Terrier Question

HI! I AM CONSIDERING ADOPTING A 5 YEAR OLD FEMALE AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER. SHE IS LOCATED IN...


HI! I AM CONSIDERING ADOPTING A 5 YEAR OLD FEMALE AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER. SHE IS LOCATED IN CONNECTICUT. I LIVE IN NEW YORK. WILL THE CAR RIDE OVERWHELM HER? ARE THEY ONE OF THE SWEETEST DOG BREEDS? IS THE LOW TEENS A GOOD WEIGHT FOR THIS BREED? DO THEY GET ALONG WITH THEIR DOG SIBLINGS AND DOGS THEY MEET ALONG WALKS? ARE THEY TIDY AND SHE IS HOUSEBROKEN AND ARE THEY QUIET? DO THEY LOVE TO FOLLOW THEIR FAMILY FROM ONE ROOM TO THE NEXT AND DO THEY WAG THEIR TAIL? DO THEY LIKE TO SIT IN YOUR LAP AND DO THEY LIKE TO BE WRAPPED IN BLANKETS AND DO THEY LIKE TO SNUGGLE? THIS DOG CAME TO THE RESCUE OVERWEIGHT AND NEEDS TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT TO GET HER FIGURE BACK, ANY FEEDING SUGGESTIONS? ALSO, HER SKIN HADN'T BEEN TAKEN CARE OF, HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF IT TO MAKE IT PROSPER? DO THEY NEED TO WEAR CLOTHES IN THE WINTER? DO THEY NEED SUNSCREEN IN THE SUMMER? THANKS!

    In American Hairless Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 7/20/2011 8:22:56 PM
Okay, I am going to answer your million questions with bullet points. The car ride should be okay, but make sure you make frequent stops and have a good leash/collar on her so she doesn't slip out and run away. They are sweet dogs, but every dog is different. The low teens is a fine weight, but your vet will be able to give you the weight YOUR dog should be at. Every dog is different and will interact with other dogs differently. Allow your dog time to adjust to you before letting your dog meet any new dog. If she is house-trained, then she will be fine. But watch her as she will be stressed by the move. Every dog is different and socialization will depend on whether she is quiet or loud. All dogs wag their tails.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/9/2014 12:41:16 PM


Some dogs follow their owner's, while other's are comfortable being on their own. Your dog will show you if she is a lap dog or not, and most like to be wrapped in blankets, but every dog is different, so you will have to see. A grain-free, high quality dog food is the best thing for your dog and will help your dog loose weight easily. There are lotions you can buy that will help her skin. Pet stores should carry them, but you can buy them online as well. They will need clothing in the winter and sunscreen in the summer. You can buy doggy sunscreen at pet stores and online.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/9/2014 12:41:24 PM