American Hairless Terrier


The hairless skin that features solid or multi-colored spots is the distinctive feature of the American Hairless Terrier. The skin is soft and smooth. While its skin is typically multi-colored, from the nose to just above the collar it is usually solid color. The head, muzzle, and stop are average in size. The ears are medium-size and set wide apart at attention or slightly bent forward. It is longer than it is tall and has small. The long frontquarters are set up feet that are short and egg shaped. The body slightly declines toward the tail. The hindquarters are angled.


As a dog related to the terrier breed, the American Hairless Terrier is playful, intelligent, and affectionate. It will exhibit friendly behavior to all, including its family, guests, and other dogs. However, intruders and other uninvited guests may not find the attention-getting barking unfriendly. It is not known as an attacker, but will not show any fear when faced with an adversary. Its even-tempered nature makes training a snap. However, it may exhibit stubborn or feisty behavior, usually not to an unacceptable level. Children make great playmates for this energetic terrier.

Height and Weight

The size of the American Hairless Terrier is either toy or miniature. The toy stands 7.5-11 inches tall and weighs 4-8 pounds. The miniature stands 11.5-16 inches tall and weighs 8.5-16 pounds.

Health Problems

Minor skin infections are common in the American Hairless Terrier. Its delicate can also develop a skin rash if exposed to the sun for a significant period of time. Applying sunscreen when walking in warm temperature can help to prevent a rash from developing. It can sweat profusely in warm temperatures and can develop acne.

Ideal Living Conditions

The American Hairless Terrier is small to medium-size and moderately active. It is fine in an apartment, but will require outdoor exercise to prevent it from becoming destructive indoors. An outdoor environment with a modest yard is suitable, but it may dig.


At least 30 minutes of oudoor exercise is recommended for the American Hairless Terrier that is kept indoors. Outdoors, it should obtain sufficient exercise.

Life Expectancy

Average of 15-15 years life expectancy.

Litter Size



The good news about the American Hairless Terrier is that shedding and fleas are non-existent since it doesnтАЩt have a coat. It requires basic grooming care. During warmer months it can sweat profusely and develop pimples. Washing the skin regularly during this time can keep acne at bay. Sunscreen is necessary to protect the skin.


The breeds that exist today are generally the result of purposeful intentions.




Freckles or splotches set among a shade of pink or white is common. The spots are typically small as a pup and increase in size as the American Hairless Terrier ages.