Welcome to our American Hairless Terrier (AHT) site! American Hairless Terriers are wonderful, happy, healthy, energetic dogs the whole family can enjoy. Please feel free to explore.
Jan 2016 NEWS: AHTs go full status in AKC! Watch for us in the AKC ring!
Some Background – Our Intro to the American Hairless Terrier
A little history: After going 6 years without a dog due to our daughter’s allergies, we happened across a magazine article referencing the hairless breeds (Chinese Crested, Xolo, and American Hairless Terrier – AHT). We decided that we owed it to ourselves (especially our then 5 year old, dog-crazed son) to see how our daughter did upon exposure to these breeds. The Xolo was first. After talking with a Xolo breeder, a visit was arranged. The dog was bathed and kept isolated from others prior to the visit (in our in-laws home so as not to bring potential allergens into our home while, at the same time, not expecting the breeder to have an entirely dog free zone on-site), yet, after only 5 minutes in the Xolo’s presence, the allergic reaction began (was full blown by the time 40 minutes had passed) and our hearts sank.
The Chinese Crested was next, same result.
The AHT was our last chance and, although one of the original tests was a borderline disaster (that, however, is another story), it has since worked out great. Our family has, in the past several years, been blessed with the addition of new family members (each with distinct, playful, mischievous, terrier personalities) which we couldn’t love more.
We want to add that we use the term kennel loosely. Our dogs are part of the family and, as such, are pets first and foremost. We have, at maximum, 1 litter per year. Our breedings are done in order to help this rare breed improve, allow other allergy sufferers to finally have a dog, and to continue our lines. It’s a very rewarding experience! Our family oriented approach allows for lots of early individual attention, maximum socialization, and housetraining successes. So, our babies are healthy and well rounded when they are ready to go to their new homes.
Although we don’t have pups available most of the time, please feel free to contact us regarding the AHT, our allergy experiences, or for referral to other wonderful breeders.