Many believe that the hairless dogs are the product of mutations and experiment. But those who are lovers of the American Hairless Terrier will not agree.
AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER: HISTORY
American Hairless Terrier as a breed originated in 1972. Dog lovers and people who are engaged in mixing the races for years were trying to plant a dog without hair. The first such specimen, born in 1970, but he lived for a short period due to illness and died. But soon after that, attempts have paid off. Across America has become very popular, especially for people who have problems with allergies. Because it does not cause allergy reaction.
It is believed to have originated and is a direct descendant of Rat Terrier breeds. In the creation participated Beagle, Italian Greyhound and Miniature Pinscher.
1998 officially recognized the existence of the breed American Hairless Terrier by the American Rare Breed Association and National Rat Terrier Club. In January this year, is fully recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club.
AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER: APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
American Hairless Terrier is a sturdy dog, symmetrical structure. They have a very firm grip and excellent body proportions.
American Hairless Terrier reaches a height of 7 to 18 inches and a weight in the range from 5.5 lb to 15 lb.
HEAD: medium size.
MUZZLE: elongated muzzle, almost narrowing on the nose, scissor bite.
NECK: muscle, medium size.
EARS: large, strong cartilage.
EYES: closer to the ends of the head, brown, blue or gray, amber.
LEGS: medium size, muscle.
COLOR SKIN: pink with black, red or gray spots, eventually becomes darker.
AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER: CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
American Hairless Terrier is a very sociable dog. It should be noted, a great love of children with whom it gets on well. Tolerant and ready for anything in the game with the youngest. Especially if they are from birth in contact with them.
They are very quick and worship any kind of game. Is it running or playing ball. All fit. They are good watchdogs and with barking will announce the unwanted guest. They are very loyal friends, loyal to the boss. Correspond positively to all classes and dressage. They need a consistent coach who will deal with these dog every day.
AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER: ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE
American Hairless Terrier dog is not too demanding. What is necessary is the daily training of at least 30 minutes. The dog is full of energy that need to spend in order not to become nervous and drain energy incorrectly. Exercise can be in the form of walks on a leash, running a meadow or in the courtyard. It would therefore be desirable to live in houses with a yard. That would be ideal. It is not desirable to live outdoors, but in a house, close to his boss in the warm. Due to the lack of hair, the cold can be fatal for the dog.
AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER SEEN BY CHILDREN
AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER: HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CARE
Care of American Hairless Terrier is a medium difficulty, although there is no hair. The good thing is that you will not have a problem with shedding. On which need to be addressed, is sun exposure. Easily burn in the sun so they constantly have to be lubricated with cream. If the skin is dry, it may cause dandruff. It takes a bath three times a week, so as not to cause rashes. It is necessary to shorten the nails once a week because they grow rapidly.
As for the disease, they often have problems with allergies of various types.
The lifespan of the breed American Hairless Terrier is 12 to 13 years.