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American Hairless Terrier. In movie, Q & A, Intelligence, Is Family Dog, With Kids

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Historical reference of the breed and subgroup. For several centuries, hunting dogs were bred
in the British Isles, which were used to hunt foxes and badgers in holes, for which they
received the name "terriers" from the Latin earth. Terriers form a large group of dogs that differ
quite a lot in appearance, but they all retain the characteristic properties of terriers
– liveliness, mobility, temperament, viciousness towards a wild beast. In different parts of the British Isles, breeds
were created that were gifted with unusual hunting qualities, the main thing being viciousness
towards the beast.

The use of terriers was universal, guarding
the house and escorting herds of cattle, hunting and catching rats in barns, and, moreover,
a tireless companion of the owner. Over time, these duties were distributed among
various breeds from decorative to service. The most characteristic feature of terriers
is the arrangement of adorning hair on the muzzle: coarse hair forms a beard, mustache
and protruding eyebrows. The American Hairless Terrier is a toy dog
​​breed. These miniature terriers can be safely recommended
to families where there are people suffering from allergies – when keeping a hairless dog,
allergy manifestations were not observed. The disadvantages of the breed include the
high sensitivity of the skin of dogs to weather conditions, especially to exposure to the
sun. Terriers are protected with a special overall
or cream. The beginning of the history of the American
Hairless Terrier is considered to be the autumn of 1972, when the founder of the breed, Edwin
Scott, who lived in the small town of Trout, Louisiana, was presented with a naked puppy
born in a litter of purebred Rat Terriers.

Rare instances of hairless puppies from normal,
coated parents were already known in this breed, and were thought to be due to a mutation
introduced from ancestral forms. Edwin Scott and his family appreciated the
benefits of caring for a hairless dog, and despite their lack of breeding experience,
were interested in the idea of ​​producing hairless offspring from her. At the age of one year, Josephine, as Scott
called her, was bred to her father and produced four puppies, one of which turned out to be
naked. The next several litters did not bring a single
puppy without hair, and only on December 30, 1981, two coated and two hairless puppies
were born to Josephine.

The Scotts proclaimed this day the birthday
of the American Hairless Terrier breed. Subsequently, studying the breed, Edwin Scott
revealed its genetic patterns, and having founded the Trout Creek Kennel, he began to
popularize the American Hairless Terrier. Interest in the breed increased when it was
noticed that most people with allergies did not show any negative reactions when interacting
with these dogs. In 1998, the American Hairless Terrier was
recognized by the American Rare Breeds Association and the National Rat Terrier Breed Club. In January 1999, when the United Kennel Club
recognized the Rat Terrier, the hairless dogs were entered into the UKC registry as a hairless
variety. In November of the same year, Canada became
the first country to recognize the American Hairless Terrier outside the United States. As a breed in its own right, the American
Hairless Terrier was recognized and registered with the UKC in 2004. In 2010, the breed was recognized by the Russian
Cynological Federation. Currently, the American Hairless Terrier is
a pre-approved breed in the FCI and is recognized by cynological organizations in many countries. American Hairless Terriers bond strongly with
the human family in which they live.

Some breeds are strongly attached to one person,
others to all members of the human family, others may have a friendly attitude towards
all people in general, and the fourth may not have close ties even with the owner. The American Hairless Terrier is very attached
to all members of the human family in which they live. They are also quite happy with strangers,
although they are wary of them and usually observe how the owner behaves with these people
and imitates the owner in this regard.

The attitude of any dog ​​to strangers
strongly depends on the breed of the pet, but even more strongly this attitude depends
on the upbringing and socialization of a particular individual, while socialization in the early
puppyhood of a pet is especially important in this regard. Approximately the same attitude in American
Hairless Terriers and other dogs. What can not be said about small pets such
as hamsters, domestic rats, squirrels, chinchillas and other rodents. Terriers of all types are best kept at a distance
from small pets. Different breeds of dogs treat their own kind
differently, some dogs will play and interact in every possible way with dogs they meet
or live with, other breeds may try to dominate or even attack similar four-legged ones.

At the same time, the relationship between
dogs can be very different from how a dog will react to people. The behavior of a dog in relation to other
dogs and people depends not only on the breed, but also on the socialization of a particular
individual. But with children, the American Hairless Terrier
gets along surprisingly well. However, regardless of the dog's friendly
attitude towards children, a dog of any breed should not be left alone with small children.

Some breeds of dogs are more relaxed about
the behavior of young children and may not pay attention to some antics of children,
however, it should be understood that dogs of all breeds, no matter how friendly they
are, should be with children only under the supervision of the owner or adults, since
in addition to the qualities of the breed in relation to children, there are also the
individual characteristics of each dog, its upbringing and previous experience in communicating
with children, as well as the behavior of children in relation to the dog also plays
a role in the behavior of the dog in relation to children. This breed is suitable as a first breed for
inexperienced owners, provided that the future owner of the American Hairless Terrier will
study the necessary information about the breed and in general about keeping dogs, and
also weigh all the pros and cons of a particular breed.

Some dog breeds are easier to keep and train,
while others are more independent and even assertive and require an experienced owner. The advantage of the American Hairless Terrier
breed is the excellent adaptability of the breed to keeping in an apartment. But it should be borne in mind that they do
not tolerate loneliness and cannot be left alone for a long time. The peculiarities of the breed of the American
Hairless Terrier do not allow him to be in a cool environment even for a long time.

However, they also do not tolerate heat well. This feature should be taken into account
when keeping and walking a pet. In the cold season, appropriate clothing is
necessary for warming. And in the warm season, active loads should
be avoided. Learning and training. All dogs can be trained and trained, but some
breeds remember and execute commands faster and more readily than other breeds. Different breeds need a different approach
to training and education. Some breeds may appear to be poorly trainable
or even stupid, however, in most cases, a dog breed's trainability is due to the stubborn
or independent nature of the dog breed or individual. The American Hairless Terrier is completely
average in learning new commands. Also of great importance in the trainability
of a dog is the role of what training methods the trainer uses for a particular breed.

In the book The Intelligence of Dogs, written
by Stanley Koren, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver,
the author examined breeds for ease of learning and placed them on a list of eighty positions. The author took two criteria as a basis in
determining the intelligence of a dog: understanding a new command and executing the command the
first time. They sent requests to judges from the American
and Canadian Kennel Clubs, in which he asked to evaluate dog breeds. 199 responses were
received, on the basis of which he compiled his list. This method is not associated with the genetic
characteristics of intelligence, for example, with ingenuity and understanding of the general
situation. The various Terriers on this list range from
27 to 66, which, according to Professor Stanley Coren's methodology, makes it clear that terriers
have good learning abilities.

The disadvantage of this scale, by the author's
own admission, is its strong dependence on the ability to obedience and command execution,
for example, for working or working dogs, and a weak connection with understanding and
creativity, for example, hunting dogs. As a result, some breeds rank lower on the
list because of their stubborn or independent nature, which does not make them weakly intelligent
or untrainable. Tendency to bark. Among other things, breeds differ in the level
of noise, or rather, in the frequency of their barking. Some breeds can bark all the time without
stopping and never get tired of barking at every stranger or strange dog that passes
by your house or by herself, other breeds bark only on business, when it is necessary
in her opinion, and still others can only give a voice in exceptional cases. The American Hairless Terrier belongs to the
second group described above. This breed will definitely not annoy you and
your neighbors with barking. The desire to gnaw everything, fortunately,
these dogs are deprived. chewing and tasting is common to puppies of
all breeds, but as adults, different breeds have varying degrees of propensity to explore
the world with their teeth.

Hairless terriers are not prone to such pranks. Activity and energy level. According to the level of charge and activity,
breeds can also be divided into active and calm or even lazy. An active dog will require constant walks,
training and frequent mental stimulation from you. Calm and less energetic dogs will be happy
with short walks around the house and will gladly share your desire to lie on the couch
at home. This feature should be taken into account
when choosing a pet, since the unfulfilled needs of an active animal will be realized
at home on the things and objects of your home. The amount of energy in the dog also determines
with what desire and for how long the dog will play games with you or with your child
under your supervision. American Hairless Terriers, like all terriers,
are fully loaded in this regard, so you will have to work hard to bring him out of his
strength.

In addition, many breeds have an innate desire
to chase moving objects and animals, the degree of this desire may vary from breed to breed. If the dog has this innate instinct strongly
developed, you need to carefully monitor the pet during the walk and keep it on a leash,
since any moving object can provoke the dog to chase, even if it is a car that can harm
the animal, at such moments the dog can disobey the call of the owner and switch all your
attention to the moving target. In addition, such breeds pose an additional
danger to small domestic animals and birds. And of course, in the American Hairless Terrier,
this desire is not just innate, but also happily developed by the pet itself. Passion for vagrancy and love of freedom. Some breeds have a tendency to cover long
distances on their fours, for which they were bred, so these dogs, following their instinct,
will not miss the opportunity to escape from you and run a couple of kilometers, despite
your calls.

Sled dogs, hounds and bloodhounds are mainly
inclined to such walks. The American Hairless Terrier generally does
not have this habit. The undoubted advantage of this breed is the
extremely low salivation. The amount of saliva produced depends on the
characteristics of the breed. Some breeds salivate so much that they can
leave marks on the carpet, on the sofa, on the floor and on you, other breeds also salivate,
but this happens in much less quantities. Fortunately, the American Hairless Terrier
produces very little saliva. Also a big plus of the American Hairless Terrier,
as the name suggests, is that they don't shed.

The amount of dog hair in your home and on
your clothes depends a lot on what breed you choose, some breeds shed all year round, others
only seasonally, others hardly shed. This characteristic of the breed can be important
depending on where you plan to keep the pet, whether members of your family are allergic
to animal hair, and how important it is to you in general. Another huge plus follows from this plus,
it is the ease of caring for the animal.

they don't take much time for themselves. General health of the breed on a 10-point
scale. The general health of dogs of this breed and
the possibility of the appearance of genetic diseases in them can be assessed on a ten-point
scale of 9 points, that is, they are very healthy dogs with a minimum number of genetically
predisposed diseases. The average lifespan of American Hairless
Terriers is 12 to 16 years..

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