The American Hairless Terrier is a breed from the United States that was derived from the Rat Terrier. The breed descends from a single Rat Terrier bitch born in 1972 in Louisiana whose descendants were bred for hairlessness, though many are born with a short coat. Originally registered as a hairless variety of the Rat Terrier, the American Kennel Club fully recognized the breed in 2016.
The American Hairless Terrier has a well-muscled body with a broad, wedge-shaped head and erect, V-shaped ears that frame round, expressive eyes.
Weight: 12–16 lb (5.4–7.3 kg)
Height: 12–16 in (30–41 cm)
Coat: Hairless. The coated variety has a short dense, shiny coat
Color: Variety of colors and patterns with white
Life span: 14–16 years
Temperament: Intelligent, athletic, inquisitive, and playful.
Health: The American Hairless Terrier is susceptible to allergies, sun burns and cold weather.
• The American Hairless Terrier is an excellent choice for allergy sufferers.
• The American Hairless Terrier is the first hairless breed to originate in the United States.
AKC: Terrier group
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