American Leopard Hound

American Leopard Hound

Intelligence is one of the American Leopard Hound’s very best attributes. The breed is loving and affectionate toward their family and they are extremely protective of children. American Leopards are one of the oldest tree dog breeds in the U.S. an

Height

21-27 inches

Weight

45-70 pounds

Life Expectency

12-15 years

BEHAVIOR

Appearance

The American Hairless Terrier is a small to medium sized, smoothly muscled and active terrier. Ancestors of the breed were bred to hunt rats and other vermin. The lack of coat on the hairless variety of the American Hairless Terrier renders them unsuited

Head

Expression – is alert, curious and intelligent. Viewed from the front or side the head forms a blunt wedge shape and is proportionate to the size of the body. Eyes are expressive, set obliquely, round, somewhat prominent but moderat

Body

The body is slightly longer than tall. Length of the front leg (measured from point of elbow to the ground) should approximately equal one-half of the dog’s height. The loin is moderately short, slightly arched, and muscular, with moderate tuck-up a

Forequarters

Shoulders blades are well laid back with the upper tips fairly close together at the withers. The upper arm appears equal in length to the shoulder blade and joins at an apparent right angle. Shoulders are smoothly muscled and the elbows are close to the

Hindquarters

The hindquarters are muscular. Upper and lower thighs being approximately equal in length. Angulation of the hindquarters and forequarters are in balance with each other. Stifles are well-bent and the hocks are well let down. The short, strong rear paster

Coat

A close, hard, hound coat of medium length. Defects-A short thin coat, or of a soft quality.