American Crested Sand Terrier
Breeding group : Terrier
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GENERALBreed group: Terrier Type: Pure Breed
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 20-40 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & Brown, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The American Crested Sand Terrier is a relatively unknown breed as compared to some of other dog breeds. Contrary to its name, it originated in Africa and is used as a pet by the African tribes. It looks completely a different dog than most terriers. This medium built dog has a sturdy body. They have great muscular power with broad shoulders and wide chest. The ears are floppy. The muzzle is short. The breed can be 15 to 20 inches in height and can weigh anywhere between 20-40 pounds. As with most dogs, the males are taller and heavier than females. This breed is mostly found in soft beige or white colouring with pink nose, hence the name "Sand Terrier". These hypoallergenic dogs are almost non-shedding in nature. (almost because no dog is non-shedding in the true meaning of the word). So it is very suitable for people with allergies. This breed is not recognized by AKC.
This breed is usually found in soft beige and white. Some are also seen in chocolate colour or all white.
The coat is very thin and soft.
Fun loving and playful, the American Crested Sand Terrier is a great family pet. It is very friendly, gentle and docile. It loves to be around its family and play with them. They are high energy dogs and love to play with the family. Very gentle and obedient, the American Crested Sand Terrier makes a great family pet. It is specially suitable for families with dog allergic members as this non-shedding breed will prove a blessing.
The thin coat is very easy to take care of. Brushing it once in a while should be enough.
The dog is easy to train with a firm and consistent trainer.
This high energy dog needs to be taken for daily walks. It is an excellent jogging or cycling companion as it loves to run beside its owner.