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The Abyssinian Sand Terrier or African Hairless Dog is a breed of hairless dog.
It can grow 15.5 to 20.5 in (39 to 52 cm) tall and weigh 21 to 39 lb (9.5 to 18 kg).
Abyssinian Sand Terriers are hairless except for the skull and towards the end of
the tail. However, some dogs are totally hairless. They come in bronze, elephant
gray, grayish black, black, pale sandy, and mottled. Their ears are rose shaped.
The Abyssinian Sand Terrier's head is broad in the skull with a long, tapered
muzzle. The eyes are medium and almond shaped, but do not bulge. Their ears are
either rose shaped or large and bat like; both are very thin in texture. The nose is
usually black, but many Abyssinian Sand Terriers have a nose that is the same
color as their coat. Their bite is scissor or level. The neck is arched slightly and
gets thicker the closer it gets to the shoulders. The Abyssinian Sand Terrier has a
very deep and broad chest, with the depth reaching the elbows. This breed has a
level back and a round rump. The tail is low set and tapers to a fine point. This dog
has a good reach in its gait and is very well balanced. Abyssinian Sand Terriers are
fearless, loyal, and willing to please. [1]

See also                                                                                       African Hairless Dog at the Walter
                                                                                              Rothschild Zoological Museum, Tring,
  Media related to African Hairless Dog at Wikimedia Commons                                                 England

   Peruvian Hairless Dog
   Mexican Hairless Dog

References
   1. ^ "Abyssinian Sand Terrier"    . Continental Kennel Club. Retrieved September 2010.

External links
   "Abyssinian Sand Terrier (African Hairless Dog)"       . Digital Dog. Archived   from the original on 22 September 2010.
   Retrieved September 2010.
   "African Hairless Dog"     . DogBreeds.net. Archived      from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved September 2010.


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