The American Hairless Terrier is a small, hairless breed of dog that originated in the United States. They are known for their energetic and playful personalities, as well as their lack of a traditional coat. They come in two varieties: hairless and powderpuff (coated).
They are a rare breed and are recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) and the American Hairless Terrier Club of America (AHTCA). They can make great companions for people with allergies.
Cost of Owning an American Hairless Terrier in the First Year
For around $400 in the United States, you will be able to get your American Hairless Terrier spayed or neutered. This price can increase drastically if your pup faces any unusual effects of anesthesia or has any complications during surgery.
Puppy accessories for an American Hairless Terrier are big business in the USA with many owners spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on tiny outfits, sparkly leads, and a whole number of other wild accessories. However, for around $100 you can purchase some basic treats, toys, and a collar for your American Hairless Terrier.
Dog food will be one of the biggest costs you will face especially if you choose a specialty or high-end dog food for your American Hairless Terrier. The average American will spend around $400 in the first year on dog food for their American Hairless Terrier.
You will need to take your American Hairless Terrier for an initial vet examination, mandatory vaccinations, flea and tick treatment (even the hairless variety!), and a deworming treatment. The cost of all of the vet treatments and the vet appointment is on average around $450 for an American Hairless Terrier in the first year.
Of course, you should microchip your American Hairless Terrier and register the microchip to your details! The cost of microchipping an American Hairless Terrier in the United States is around $80.
Overall, you will spend an average price of $1,430 on your American Hairless Terrier in the first year. This average price does not factor in any emergency vet visits, dog walking, training, or boarding facilities.
Annual Cost of Owning an American Hairless Terrier
Your largest annual expense for a healthy American Hairless Terrier will be dog food. You should expect to spend an average of $400 per year on dog food for your American Hairless Terrier if you purchase an average-quality brand.
If you and your American Hairless Terrier venture out into the neighborhood then you will need to purchase poop bags. Depending on where you purchase them from the price can vary a little but on average you can expect to pay around $70 per year for poop bags for your American Hairless Terrier.
Hopefully, your dog will be fit and healthy but they will still need to visit the vet for the mandatory vaccinations, flea and tick treatment, and deworming treatment. The cost of this necessary vet visit for your American Hairless Terrier will be on average around $250.
The final cost which can vary tremendously, especially with a hairless breed is accessories. Treats, toys, or even outfits for your American Hairless Terrier can quickly add up so you can expect to pay around $150 per year but you can, of course, spend a lot more in this section!
Overall, the annual cost of owning an American Hairless Terrier in the United States is on average around $870.
Lifetime Cost of Owning an American Hairless Terrier
The average lifespan of an American Hairless Terrier is around 12-16 years. However, with proper care and regular veterinary checkups, some American Hairless Terriers have been known to live into their late teens.
This means that the average lifetime cost of owning an American Hairless Terrier in the United States is between $11,870 and $14,480.
American Hairless Terrier Puppy Price
The average price of an American Hairless Terrier puppy in the United States can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, such as location, breeder reputation, and the puppy’s lineage. On average, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $3,000 for a well-bred American Hairless Terrier puppy from a reputable breeder.
However, prices can be higher or lower depending on the specific circumstances. It’s always best to research breeders and their reputations before making a purchase and to make sure you are comfortable with the conditions the puppies are raised in.
For $1,500 you should expect to be purchasing an American Hairless Terrier who is fit and healthy but perhaps comes from a smaller, less well-known breeder or doesn’t have any impressive ancestors.