American Hairless Terriers

American Hairless Terriers

American Hairless Terriers


The American Hairless Terrier was bred only about 40 years ago from a Rat Terrier. They have become popular among other hairless dogs, due to getting noticed by dog lovers with allergies to pet dander. Though most hairless dogs may be thought of as ugly, this hairless terrier is anything but. They are actually quite cute.


American Hairless Terriers do best indoors. As weather may affect this breed in a negative way, keeping them outdoors may actually be a very bad idea. If they are trained properly, they won't destroy your home. Since they are so small, they won't require too much room to run around in.


Though it is nice that the American Hairless Terrier doesn't spread dander around, the lack of a fur coat can cause sensitivity to different weather conditions. During the summer, give this dog lots of water, and consider keeping him indoors where it's cool. For the winter months, you may want to invest in a puppy sweater.


The American Hairless Terrier is often of a diminutive stature. As the name entails, this breed of dog has no fur, however, their skin is fairly smooth. This is an energetic and curious breed that seems to have an ever present expression of wonderment on their face. They are always exploring their surroundings.


Due to the lack of fur of the American Hairless Terriers, dry skin could end up being a problem. Try getting some lotion for very sensitive skin, or perhaps lotion that caters exclusively to dogs. A few of the American Hairless Terriers can go against their title and show a very short coat that makes them look hairless.


American Hairless Terriers have a pretty open and friendly attitude, so long as they are treated properly and not left unattended in the hands of careless children. They also get along very well with other pets, such as dogs and even cats. They may bark excessively, but can make for good watch dogs.


If you start training the American Hairless Terrier early in life, with socialization and obedience being priority, then the dog should catch on pretty fast. You have to be stern, but not mean, and patient, but not inconsistent. It is also very important that training is done with a fair mind. Otherwise, rebellion is a possibility.