Origin: United States
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 14-16 years
Weight: 12–16 lb (5.4–7.3 kg)
Height: 12–16 in (30–41 cm)
Origin of Name: The American Hairless Terrier is a breed of feist from the United States that was derived from the Rat Terrier.
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The American Hairless Terrier, the solitary smooth breed native to the United States, is a natural offspring of the Rat Terrier.
RT Terriers have been around since the mid 1800s, when they were created in England as one of many terrier breeds made to kill rodents that conveyed infection and attacked food supplies around and country. Initially called "Feists" as a demonstration of their lively demeanor, these proto–Rat Terriers were enormous ratters