American Hairless Terrier

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American Hairless Terrier
Common nicknamesAHT
OriginUnited States
Weight 12–16 lb (5.4–7.3 kg)
Height 12–16 in (30–41 cm)
Coat hairless, coated variety has a short dense coat
Color variety of colors and patterns with white
Life span 14-16 years
Classification / standards
AKC Terrier group standard
ANKC Terriers standard
UKC Terriers standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The American Hairless Terrier is a breed of feist from the United States that was derived from the Rat Terrier.[1][2] The breed descends from a single Rat Terrier bitch that was born in 1972 in Louisiana whose descendants were bred for hairlessness.[1][2] Originally registered as a hairless variety of Rat Terrier, in 2004 the United Kennel Club granted the American Hairless Terrier recognition, in 2016 the American Kennel Club followed suit.[1][2] Many American Hairless Terriers are still born with a coat, recognised as a coated variety.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "American Hairless Terrier". American Kennel Club. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "American Hairless Terrier". United Kennel Club. 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.