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American Hairless Terrier

Appearance

AKC Height:

10' - 14"

Colors:

Any color except merle or albino

Basic Requirements

American Hairless Terriers are indoor dogs that do well in smaller homes and apartments; however, they need regular walks or playtime. Occasional bathing will help to keep the skin healthy.

Temperament

The American Hairless Terrier generally gets along very well with children. One caution is with very young children. As puppies, American Hairless Terriers are small and they can be accidentally injured by a well-meaning but overly enthusiastic child. Also, any dog, regardless of breed, can growl or snap if pushed too far by any child. It is important that parents take precautions to prevent accidental injuries to the puppy, teach the children proper handling and interaction with dogs, as well as supervise young children at all times with any dog. This dog is intelligent, trainable and enjoys activity such as obedience & agility.

American Hairless Terrier Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful. PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/ ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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The average lifespan is 14 years. Watch for luxating patellar; legg-calve perthes; deafness

Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.