American Hairless Terrier


The first American Hairless Rat Terrier popped out of nowhere in 1972. Or, more accurately, out of a litter of otherwise hairy siblings. This rare pup, a female, gave birth to more hairless offspring – and the rest is history.
The appearance of these unique animals is the result of a recessive gene. Once all their puppy hair is shed, all they’re left with is soft pink skin with small spots or freckles. (Just as with humans, you’ll need to help them apply sunscreen if they do a spot of sunbathing.)
Intelligent and very playful, what they lack in hair they more than make up for in loving and loyal natures.

Breed Insights

They are loyal to their family and are good with children, especially when they have been brought up in a family setting.
Intelligent, loving, loyal, alert, playful dogs.
They are a lively, feisty breed, typical of terriers in general. They need daily physical and mental activity and train easily.
They are territorial and make good watchdogs. They require socialization and obedience training to avoid any negative behavior.

Height: 7.10 - 16.10 in

Show Weight: 4.40 - 15.40 lb

Pet Weight: 7.10 - 16.10 lb