, the American Hairless Terrier Association is the provisional breed club. Other National Breed Clubs around the world include the Canadian American Hairless Terrier Association and also the Japanese Hairless American Terrier Club.
The American Hairless Terrier is a rare breed of dog that was derived as a variant of Rat Terrier. As of January the United Kennel Club deemed the AHT a separate terrier breed, granting it full UKC recognition.
A mature American Hairless Terrier, Hairless selection, is free from hair except for whiskers and guard hairs on the muzzle, and eyebrows. Brief, very fine (vellus) hair might be present on the body of a mature dog.