American Hairless Terrier

Ruby the Bald
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It may sound unusual but it is true. Often mistaken for its coat as being shaved off by its owner, the American Hairless Terrier is indeed what its name depicts … a hairless dog, which is why it is considered as one of the highly recommended dog breeds for people suffering from allergies.

The Origin of the Breed
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Cocker Spaniel

photo by The Michael

Known as sporting dogs and hunting dogs, Cocker Spaniels are medium sized with sturdy bodies; the legs are long and round heads. The jaws are square. They have dark round eyes which are almond shaped (eyes are blue with Merles). They have low-set ears, well-feathered and long. Docking tails is practiced but in Europe it’s mostly illegal. Dewclaws may be removed.

Normal height is 15 inches for male and 14 for female. They can weigh between 14-31 pounds. Life can be from 12 to 15 years. The coat is solid colored, usually black (with some tan). Blended colors are also seen like white and black, with-red, or white-buff.
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