As a member of the AKC’s non-sporting group, this is a rather new breed.
The first recorded American Hairless Terrier was born to a Rat Terrier in 1972; for those who may not know – the AHT (American Hairless Terrier) is created due to mutations of the Rat terrier genes.
Regardless if they are created from a mutation or not, these alert and loving dogs are considered the true hypo-allergic dog.
This is said to be because their lack of hair reduces the amount of dander. Moreover, if you don’t like worrying about fleas, you don’t have to with this breed!
In fact, fleas are not very fond of this breed at all! After you conduct your research and determine that this is the perfect dog for
you, it’s a good idea to begin looking into various American Hairless terrier breeders.
Below you will find some useful tips that will provide you with information on how to find an American Hairless terrier for sale.
How much are American Hairless Terriers?
The American Hairless Terriers can get quite expensive in price.
They are rarer than other dog breeds, so it can also be hard to find a good breeder. This also makes the price higher because of demand.
You can typically expect to spend anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500 on a puppy from a breeder.
Now there are exceptions to this, of course, and you may find a breeder that charges less or even more.
If this seems too expensive for you, you can always go to the rescue section of this article and see if there is an American Hairless Terrier at a rescue you would like to adopt.
Where Can I Find a Reputable American Hairless Terrier Breeder
Breeders are one of the most common places to get any type of dog, and that should be no different for the AHT. Here are a few reputable breeders to consider first:
Liberty Kennel is a small kennel that will typically have a yearly litter or every two years.
They let each and every puppy grown up inside their home with love. Each puppy gets a lot of civilization and time around young children.
There is such a high demand for these puppies that they have to take reservations for puppies in future litters.
The breeder suffers from severe dog allergies, and this dog was the turning point for him. He was able to love and kiss on a dog without worry of being allergic.
If you suffer from allergies they can help get an allergy test for you to see if you could have this breed.
You can check them out here: https://www.libertyahts.net/
Woodland Manor Kennel
This is a kennel located in Flordia and they breed the American Hairless Terrier.
They raise all their dogs and puppies in there home with a great deal of love.
They struggled for many years with one of their children being allergic to dog, and this dog was the only dog the daughter could tolerate.
Now they breed many litters of American Hairless Terriers, so if you are looking for this breed, you need to get on their waiting list.
They also have contacts and volunteers that will allow allergy sufferers to be around the breed to see if they have an allergic reaction.
So if that interests you, you can contact them here: http://ahts.net/
Locate an American Hairless Terrier Rescue
On the other hand, if you would rather save the life of a rescue dog, you can do that also! There are currently a few AHT rescues around the county.
One of my favorite rescues that have not only American Hairless Terriers but also Chinese Crested and Xoloitzcuintli breeds.
They have many different adoptable dogs on their page that need happy, loving homes.
They even have older senior dogs that need good homes too.
The cost is far more affordable than having to buy a puppy from a breeder. You can check out this rescue here: https://www.baldisbeautifuldogrescue.org/index.php
In the end, an American Hairless Terrier is a very loving and alert dog that makes a wonderful companion.
If you or a family member suffers from allergies, you may want to look into this truly hypo-allergenic breed! Once you see what these dogs are all about – you will be happy you did!
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