American Hairless Terrier

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Developed during the 1970s by breeder Edwin Scott, the American Hairless Terrier descended by chance from purebred, coated Rat Terriers. With the awareness of allergy sufferers to this unique breed they become popular in the United States and such countries as England, Finland, and Canada. American Hairless Terrier's are the first Hairless breed to have originated in the United States.
Small to medium in size, the American Hairless Terrier is agile, active, and smoothly muscled. They are elegant, compact, exhibit a confident appearance, and have an inquisitive expression.
Affectionate, playful, and loving, the American Hairless Terrier is also fearless and fiesty. They do best with older, considerate children or children they have been with since puppyhood. They do well with dogs, cats, and other household pets. The American Hairless Terrier breed is typically very social and friendly with strangers but can also be territorial. They make good watchdogs as they will bark to alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.
The skin of the American Hairless Terrier must be protected from both heat and cold; sunscreen in the Summer, a sweater in the Winter. Regular bathing is recommended using a mild shampoo. To prevent dry skin, lotion should be applied. The nails should be checked and kept trimmed. American Hairless Terrier's are prone to skin rashes.
The American Hairless Terrier comes in two different varieties: Hairless and Coated. In the Hairless variety puppies are born with a fine, soft "down" that diminishes by the age of 8 weeks leaving the puppy hairless. In the Coated variety the coat is dense, short, smooth, and sleek.
The American Hairless Terrier is easily trained. Early socialization and obedience are recommended. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
The American Hairless Terrier breed is active indoors and is generally suited for city and apartment living. Ideally, a small or medium-sized securely fenced yard is best as the American Hairless Terrier thrives on off-lead play.
5-16 lbs
7-16 inches
Parti-color over underlying skin color; white, black, tan, fawn; bi or tri-color, sable, brindle.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do American Hairless Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy an American Hairless Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much American Hairless Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all American Hairless Terriers sold is $1,025.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an American Hairless Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,400 upwards to $4,000 or even more for an American Hairless Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all American Hairless Terriers sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,025.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,400.00 to $4,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 297 American Hairless Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an American Hairless Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an American Hairless Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular American Hairless Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 297 American Hairless Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Andy
  • 2. Donna
  • 3. Maggie
  • 4. Peter
  • 5. Barney
  • 6. Blue Boy
  • 7. Annalise
  • 8. Chewie
  • 9. Diana
  • 10. Dorothy
  • 11. Douglas
  • 12. Fallon
  • 13. Ian
  • 14. Martin
  • 15. Nova One
  • 16. Nova Three
  • 17. Ozzy
  • 18. Penelope
  • 19. Spice
  • 20. Violet

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Member Since: February 2011
Location: Northwest KS, Kansas
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We have a small kennel where we raise American Hairless Terriers and Rat Terriers. Our dogs are health tested before breeding and are UKC registered. Sires have there champion titles in conformation. Temperments are of the utmost importance and we only breed dogs that are very friendly and loving towards humans. Visit our website to view our wonderful dogs. We have had great success in placing our dogs in homes where the humans have dog allergies.

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Anonymous asked:
My son has many allergies, one being dog... With the proper professional training, would the American Hairless Terrier breed be a good service dog?

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A service dog is just that, a dog that helps a person whom is disabled in some way make their life easier. A service dog must be able to preform at least 3 tasks to help their handler make their day-to-day life easier. The American Hairless Terrier is a small breed of dog and so normally is not used as a service dog. Contact your local service dog training center and propose this question to them. They will be able to determine what kind of service dog your son needs and what hypoallergenic breed of dog that would work for him.

Anonymous asked:
Do the coated American Hairless Terrier's have the same allergy profile as the naked ones? I understand the hair issue but do they both have the same low level of dander?

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Yes, the coated American Hairless Terrier still has the same allergy profile as the one's without hair. They are within the range of the same level of dander as the hairless ones.

Anonymous asked:
Are American Hairless Terrier's good tempered?



American Hairless Terrier's are very much so. They're just beautifully tempered.


American Hairless Terrier's need to be socialized to accept strangers, and are wonderful with people they know

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Do American Hairless Terrier's need lots of grooming?



The American Hairless Terrier's skin needs to be protected from heat and cold so in the summer sunblock should be applied to his skin and in the winter a doggie coat or sweater will do fine. They can also get rashes so you can try using lotion to prevent that.


Grooming consists of a weekly bath, trim nails and ears cleaned out.

Anonymous asked:
I am considering adopting a 5-year-old female American Hairless Terrier. 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?



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.


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.

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Updated: 7/2/2022