American Hairless Terrier Breed Maintenance
Even though the hairless variety of the American Hairless Terrier has nominal grooming requirements, he does require special care for his skin. He does require sunscreen to prevent sunburn when he is outside and exposed to the sun. In the cold weather months, he will require extra care to keep them warm and their skin from becoming frostbitten. He does need to be bathed at least once a week, but up to three baths in a week is acceptable. A mild shampoo should be used on him. His coat does require lotion without lanolin when is skin becomes too dry. The coated variety of the American Hairless Terrier does have minimal shedding and should be brushed once a week with a natural bristle brush. He should be bathed often, usually 2 to 3 times a month using a mild shampoo. The American Hairless Terrier needs his nails trimmed weekly. His ears should also be cleaned weekly. A routine dental plan needs to be established to ensure his teeth and gums are healthy.