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American Hairless Terrier


An intelligent, affectionate dog, the American Hairless Terrier is a great family dog, as long as they have an owner who knows how to lead them. They are easy to train, eager to please, and good with children.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Nearly Not at All

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Comfortable Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Non-Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Hairless

Coat Quality

  • Smooth Coat


  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brindle
  • Chocolate
  • Red
  • Sable
  • Tan
  • Tri-Colored
  • White


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Occasional Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 10-13″
  • 14-16″
  • 17-20″

Full Grown Weight

  • 06-10lbs
  • 11-15lbs
  • 16-20lbs
  • 21-25lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Cold Weather
  • Wrong Dog for Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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