Pet an American Hairless Terrier is an experience in itself! Their skin is extremely
soft, reminiscent of Sphynx cat rather than the other hairless dogs. You will actually
enjoy petting your AHT for hours, and this at the cost of only a few minutes per
week. Indeed, a weekly bath is enough to keep a dog always impeccable. Optionally,
you can apply a lotion or moisturizer after bathing but that's it! As for all the
dogs you will pay attention to eyes, ears and nail clipping but the specific maintenance
of AHT ends.
In the summer, the same precautionary principles as we are needed. It
is therefore best to avoid the sun during the hottest hours and favoring the end
of the day or walks in shaded places, as for example in the forest.
However, if you know that you may spend several hours in the sun, sunscreen and /
or t-shirt will be taken to avoid sunburn to your AHT.
Despite his lack of hair the
American Hairless Terrier is not cautious. That said cold resistance is unique to
each individual, it will be up to you to observe your dog to determine when he needs
to wear a garment. Personally below 10 ° I put a sweatshirt or coat, which I selected
based on the temperature and the wind.