The American Crested

American Crested

The American Crested is typically a dog breed you either love, or a breed you don't like at all. The breed has not been around very long. The American Crested is a descendant of the Rat Terriers. The breed was not created intentionally, but was actually a fluke. The animal is well suited as a family dog. An important advantage of the American Crested is that it does not lose hair. When someone in the family has an allergy to dogs it might be possible to keep an American Crested dog though.

The American Crested is descended from the Rat Terriers. Rat Terriers, or their precursors, originally came from England. There, not surprisingly, they were used to catch rats. Those dogs were called Feists. The Feist was a spirited animal, but also a bit impetuous. In the United States, therefore, the animal was crossed with the Smooth Fox Terrier. It is said that none other than President Roosevelt came up with the name of the new breed: Rat Terrier. In 1972, however, something strange happened. In a litter of Rat Terriers, there was suddenly a hairless specimen. Mr. and Mrs. Scott took care of this dog and laid the foundation for the American Crested.

The American Crested is a friendly animal. He is cheerful, loves games and is brave at the same time. The dog likes to play with older children. He can also cope well with young children, but these should be children he has known for a long time. The dog can cope reasonably well with strangers. He will be friendly to them, but he must not get the impression that they are a threat to his territory. Then the animal becomes annoying.

This dog breed is eager to please its owner and is also intelligent. Therefore, training the American Crested is not complicated. The most important thing is that the animal is brought into contact with other dogs, other people and other places in a positive way at a young age.

Characteristics American Crested

Specifications American Crested

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