She is a 6 week old American Hairless Terrier. A WHAT????? But she has hair. Doesn't she????
Let me explain....Her Mother is an American Hairless Terrier with no hair and her Father is also an American Hairless Terrier but has hair (coat) so there were four puppies in the litter. Two with hair and two without hair. Look at the pictures of her two brothers.
Shiver (the Mother) is on the side
Amazingly the hairless puppy is charming and adorable but also comes with a HUGE pricetag of $1000. The Hairless trait is recessive so you will get some coated puppies in every litter so they are usually just sold as family pets but carry the recessive gene. This is an extremely rare breed that has only been around for about 20 years. They are healthy dogs because of their rarity
I found these puppies on KSL.com (my favorite place). The moment that I saw them I knew that it is exactly what I wanted. I had been looking for a Boston Terrier and made several calls but it just didn't feel right. I wanted a small dog with minimal grooming that was GREAT with kids. Well, this puppy fits the bill 100%.
She will resemble the Rat Terrier. She will be about 8 lbs and 10 inches tall. She is the runt of the litter but does she have a personality. Rat Terriers are great with kids and require very little groom and don't shed too much.
Charlee and Natalee came with me too look at the puppies. It was hard to choose between the coated male and female but in the end, Charlee picked the little girl. Charlee is extremely happy and can't wait to bring her home.
I'm going to pick her up after work on Friday so we have the whole weekend to get adjusted.
We haven't picked a name but Charlee wants a small name because she is soooo small. Minnie has been thrown around. Suggestions welcome....