The American Hairless Terrier, AHT, is a smoothed muscled,
small to medium terrier. Their curiosity and intelligence makes
them easy to train.
They are an active, fun loving breed. They get along well with
children, dogs and cats and they thrive withhuman companionship.
The first AHT, Josephine, was born in 1972 and came from two
normal Rat Terrier parents. Josephine was given to Edwin and
Willie Scott of Trout Creek Kennels. Josephine was bred to another
Rat terrier and produced 1 hairless.
Several other breeding only produced coated puppies. At the
age of 9 she was bred again and she produced 1 hairless male
(Snoopy), 1 hairless female (Jemima) and 2 coated females.
Snoopy was bred to his littermates to form the AHT breed. The
AHT comes in two varieties - hairless and coated. The hairless
is born with a sparse coat at birth, which it sheds and leaves
them completely hairless.
The hairless variety needs protection from the sun and cold
weather. Both come in a numerous skin colors and patterns.