Friday, April 22, 2011

The Sturdy American Hairless Terriers

By: Ed Gonzalez

The American Hairless Terriers are recent dog breeds. These dogs will lose all their hair by the time they are six weeks old. They have almost the same features as the rat terriers and these breed of dogs are their forthright descendants. These dogs are strongly built muscular and deep chested dogs. American hairless Terriers are brawny, their necks are solid and their legs have as lot of energy in them.. Their ears straighten up when they are fully mindful of any strange activity happening around their vicinity. Their tails must always stay at their real sizes. The skin of these dogs are pink in color and with spots of black, gray, gold and black colors. If you breed both male and female without their hair, their offsprings will have no hair at all. If one of the gender has hair and the other has none at all their puppies will have few tinges of hair in their bodies that will stick out without any coordination at all. Puppies will shed hair after six weeks. They do not have a bunch of hair on their heads, feet and in the end of their tails. These dogs have eyebrows and whiskers.

American Hairless Terriers are purely american dog breeds and they were bred by Willie and Edwin Scott in the year 1972 in the state of Louisianna. These dogs are very loving, playful, inquisitive and highly spirited dogs. They do possess the natural temperaments of terriers like being feisty, lively and being fearless, These dogs must be introduced to young children during their puppy stages. If this is done they will do fine with children. These dogs are quite territorial and they will protect their areas. If the weather is hot or when they are scared, they will sweat. Never leave them alone in a pool of water because they are not known for their swimming skills. Their movements are quick and they make good playing companions. Do not make them catch rats because they do not have have protective coatings.

They will reach heights of 7 – 16 inches and weigh from 5 – 16 pounds. Their estimated lifespans are 14 – 16 years.

These dogs do not have the major skin problems that other hairless dogs have. They may acquire rashes and it happens because they lack hair. Dogs of this type must be protected from the sun and this can be achieved by letting them wear t – shirts or by putting sunscreen lotion on their bodies.

These dogs can live in apartments, as long as they walk with their owners for twenty minutes a day. Owners must have a place in their homes wherein their dogs can do some exercises since they are active dogs. These dogs love to dig and they do have sweat glands. They are not the drooling type but they do develop pimples that will disappear on it's own. Keep these dogs warm during cold weathers and give them baths three times a week. Apply lotion on them because their skin can dry up. These dogs do not get fleas but they will shed skin cells every twenty days. They do develop loose scales and dander but it's quite few. Cuts and scratches are inevitable because they love to roam around. If this happens, put hydrogen peroxide on the areas where the cuts and scratches are.

These are great dogs and they will remain faithful if you take good care of them.


An English Shepherd said...

Great interesting post :-)

Benny and Lily said...

We saw a hairless terrier at the pet expo. They are real soft and silky. Kinda cool!
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Beautiful doggies,, I think they might get cold

Jan Mader said...

As usual, very good informative post!