about the American Hairless Terrier
call me bubble girl because of all of my allergies (they think I
should live in a bubble.) Lizzie (my AHT) is the first dog Ive
been able to have that can sleep on my pillow and not cause so much
as a sniffle. Im so glad to finally have a pet and how lucky
I am that shes an AHT which is a great breed for families.
They are playful, loyal, alert and loving. I wouldnt trade
her for anything!
Maria E. Perez email@example.com
boyfriend and I got one (Danny) because of allergies and it was
the best thing we could have ever done. They are great dogs...playful
and full of energy, but also very affectionate and loving.
I offer the following testimonial about my family and Gadget, the
AHT we got 2 years ago from Edwin Scott.
I have not owned a dog for over 30 years. The last time I owned
a dog, I had to give it up for adoption because of allergies. My
allergies to dogs are so bad that I even have trouble visiting with
friends who have dogs in their homes. My husband is also allergic
and my son has severe asthma. We gave up all hope of ever owning
a dog. About three years ago, my son and daughter started begging
to own a dog. We explained over and over again that we could not
own a dog.
The kids finally started to realize that we probably
would not get a real dog they started saving their money for a robotic
dog they found on the Internet. I started doing some research on
the Internet for dogs for people with allergies. I came across a
listing of breeds that some people seemed to be able to tolerate.
I started calling friends and friends of friends and arranging visits
with dogs on the list. I had problems with all of the dogs on the
Then one night I came across some
information on the web about the American Hairless Terrier. I was
pretty pessimistic about the dogs because I had trouble with all
of the other breeds recommended for people with allergies. I did
some more research and called the originator of the breed, Edwin
Scott in Louisiana. I visited a breeder in Maryland. We all held
the dogs and rubbed our faces on the dogs. We stayed at the breeders
for a good hour. We left and waited for two days. We never had any
We were ecstatic!!! We bought our puppy in April 2001. At first
we were very cautious and did not allow Gadget to get on the furniture
or go near the bedrooms. We gave him a bath every three days. After
a few months( and potty training!!!) I found Gadget in bed with
my son one night. We have never had any problems. Now Gadget sleeps
with us and he is allowed on the sofa too. He is the most cuddly,
lovable, smart, fun dog we could have ever hoped for!!!! He loves
to learn and we take him everywhere with us - camping, kayaking,
hiking,etc. We feel so lucky to have found this breed!!! I would
highly recommend trying a session with an AHT owner if you are allergic
and want to own a dog.
Peggy Wortman firstname.lastname@example.org
As you know, I'm one of those severely allergic to dogs, they are
my very worst allergy. Finding AHT's has been like a miracle to
me! For the first time in my life I can have a pet - and the added
bonus is that these are the cutest, most loving, full of personality,
and cuddly dogs I have ever seen. Mojo does not bother me at all.
Teegy will sometimes make my eyes itch a little if I make the mistake
of rubbing them after petting/holding her, but her breeding background
is suspect, she didn't come from one of the reputable breeders here
on this group and no father was listed on her papers. My usual allergic
reactions to dogs are watering eyes, sneezing, pouring nose, coughing
and wheezing, itchy throat, and hives if a dog licks me. It is just
so amazing that I have none of this with the AHT. And it is indescribable
how wonderful it is to have dogs when you've had to avoid them completely
all of your life.
this is just a note to explain how Adam ( the nude
) has changed our families household. We have never been able to
have A dog or cat in our home due to my allergies. I always found
myself playing with everybody else's dogs and then washing up afterwards
if I did not wash up I would break out in hives and my eyes would
start to swell up and then my asthma would start in if I did not
remove myself from the dog or cat.
I could not breath or see within the hour. I can't
say that Adam does not bother me at all but nothing like a dog with
hair I can hold him without the hives I can lay with him in my face
his saliva does not bother my skin, his dander is nothing like that
of a dog with hair I still find I have to wash my hands after I
play with him but if I don't I notice right away then my eyes start
to react A little bit nothing like hairy dog
. Once I notice and wash it's in control
within ten minutes it's great! I am so glad that I have the chance
to have a dog in our home it's not only great for me the kids can't
believe it all 6 of them. Although I could not have Adam sleep with
me the kids love it when he does sleep with them they often argue
who is going to bring him to bed but in the end he decides the youngest
one ( 12 ) is the warmest of them all. My allergies are so severe
that I have been hospitalized in the past due to not being able
breath I think the worst was my birthday I was 7 or 8 and my parents
took me horse back ridding not realizing my allergies. I was rushed
to the hospital and stayed 2 nights they could not believe the reaction
they thought I was going to die. I passed out I could not breath.
I woke the next day in the hospital only to find out what had happened.
I hope this was of some help for you to grasp how much it means
to us to have the nude dude in our lives. Thanks again for such
A wonderful little guy.
John Heller email@example.com
Eight months ago I wrote you asking you about information
regarding AHT rescues. We had just lost our beloved Rottie, Bruiser
and were ready for a new dog. At that time you directed us to a
lovely family in Colorado and through that endeavor we got our AHT,
Kimmie. Well the last eight months have been absolutely awesome.
Never in my life could I have ever imagined that we could have fallen
in love with a dog as much as we have with Kimmie. She is awesome!
You would have thought that after this much time the newness would
have worn off, but it's stronger today than it was last year. She
is truly another family member, my fifth kid.
We rearrange our work schedule so that she in not
left alone, she sleeps w/us, in fact, the kids and I will snatch
her out of each others bed so that we can have her with us. When
she got sick this winter, my husband left a business meeting so
that he could join us at the vet.
This month several families with AHT are getting together from the
Midwest to have a AHT picnic with our 'nakids'. A term coined by
one of the families. Enclosed is a picture of Kimmie that I printed
onto transferable paper and ironed onto a t-shirt for the picnic.
Isn't she a cutie!!!
Well this long overdue letter is to thank you again for our pup.
Helen Guertin firstname.lastname@example.org
my parents came to visit this weekend. Part of the reason we got
an AHT was that my parents are allergic to animal dander and asked
us not to replace our cat when she died.
Well we cleaned the house first from top to bottom
and yesterday I gave both dogs baths. It seemed to work.
For the first time ever my father was able to not
only come into our house but to eat with us in our home and afterwards
hang out in our living room without being overcome by allergies.
My father was able to see his grandson's room and read him stories.
around and was delightfully sociable. He was so happy everyone had
come to see him! My folks were incredibly taken with him. And my
sister now is contemplating getting a dog...Pooka, sadly was banished
to the downstairs, since she is quite furry and LOVES to lean into
Still overall an amazing success!
Deb Kayson, PhD email@example.com
Just checking out your new site and reading the testimonials
about all the people with allergies that have AHT's. We have been
blessed with Marley in our lives for almost four years now. I have
never had any reaction with Marley either, which is such a miracle
to me. Andy and I say everyday how if it weren't for my allergies
we probably would have never known about AHT's. I guess my allergy
was a blessing after all. We don't know what we would do with out
Marley. Our life was so boring before him. We are planning a play
date with the Woodland Kennel in Tampa soon. Can't wait to see Mar
with other Aht's. Should be so cute! Just wanted to say thanks!
Love, Christi, Andy and Marley
Thought we would send you a pic of Mar. Of course, he sleeps with
us. Even when we get up in the morning Marley will stay under the
covers sleeping for hours. I took this pic one Saturday morning
after we had been up for hours. I pulled the covers back and this
is what I found! Funny LOL!
Christi Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
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