This breed was originally bred in Louisiana in the 1970s, and it’s identical to the medium-sized Rat Terrier. American Hairless Terrier (AHT) is a well-muscled dog with strong shoulders, a solid neck, and powerful legs. Just like other terriers, AHT is a very smart and intelligent dog with lots of energy. They are playful and fast. They require long daily walks. They need proper training because they can be territorial. This breed is really good for young kids, especially if they are socialized with them from puppyhood. They behave really well with strangers; also, they are excellent watchdogs. This breed usually weighs 12 to 16 pounds, and their height is usually between 12 and 16 inches.
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Smooth Fox Terriers’ ancestors are not documented; however, they were originated from England in the 18th century. This breed is very playful and energetic; they require lots of daily exercise, and they can’t be ignored. They have a very muscular body; they live to run, to chase, and to explore. This breed tends to bark and dig and is usually reserved with strangers. Smooth Fox Terrier can be trained easily, but it needs strong control because of the desire to hunt. They are very affectionate and make excellent guard dogs and watchdogs with a tendency of being vocal. The average height of the Smooth Fox Terrier is 13 to 15 inches, and the weight ranges from 16 to 18 pounds.
These amusing little dogs make excellent, loyal companions! Known for their distinctive, hairless appearance, these dogs actually do come in a hairy variety as well. The geographical origins of the Chinese Crested are not certain, but it is clear that they worked as “ratters” to help eliminate vermin on ships. Chinese Crested are alert and playful, adjust well to apartment and house living, and do very well with children and families.