Do you adore dogs but suffer from allergies – or simply dislike cleaning up pet hair? Then a hairless dog might be ideal for you. These unusual, exquisite breeds have long been appreciated by artistic types with a rebellious streak. You will spend no time vacuuming or grooming a hairless dog, but they are not maintenance-free.
To keep the skin healthy, bare skin requires protection such as sunscreen to avoid sunburns, coats for warmth, and regular showers. Remember that most people who have allergies to dogs are sensitive to the dog’s dander and saliva, not its hair or fur, so a hairless dog may not help your allergy problem.
1. American Hairless Terrier
The rat terrier was the ancestor of the American hairless terrier. Rat terriers were carefully developed for their hairless coats beginning in the 1970s. While some American hairless terriers are still born with a faint coat, they are mainly hairless. These canines are intelligent, lively, and lively. They are terrific family dogs with a strong prey drive for tiny rodents.
2. Argentina Pila Dog
The Argentine pila dog, a close relative of the Peruvian Inca Orchid, is a hairless breed praised for its silky skin. This unusual breed is available in three sizes and is mostly found in its native Argentina. Argentine pila dogs are friendly, playful, and adaptable to new situations. While most pila dogs are hairless, some have little tufts of fur on the tops of their heads and tails.
3. African Hairless Dog
African hairless dogs, sometimes known as Abyssinian sand terriers, were African hairless canines. The Abyssinian sand terrier is another name for this exceptionally unusual breed. It is a small to medium-sized dog with a long, slender physique. Some dogs in the breed are completely hairless, while others have little tufts of hair on the top of their heads and tail tips.
4. Chinese Crested Dog
There are two types of Chinese crested dogs: hairless and powderpuff. The hairless type does, in fact, have fluffy tufts of hair on the head, ears, paws, and tail. The amount of hair on a dog varies. The powderpuff type has a lengthy, fluffy double coat that covers the entire body.
Hairless and powderpuff variants can both be born from the same litter. These dogs tend to be very loving and cuddly, though they have an energetic and playful side as well.
5. Hairless Khala
Hairless Khalas, commonly referred to as Bolivian hairless dogs, are a rare hairless canine species that originated in Bolivia. They resemble the Xoloitzcuintli and most likely share ancestors. These dogs adore their owners and will go to great lengths to protect them, so training is essential if you want them to be sociable with people who are not members of your household. Like other hairless breeds, some of these dogs do have small tufts of hair, especially on their heads.
Jonangi dogs originated in India and were bred as herding and hunting dogs. Today, the breed is extremely rare. Jonangis are suspicious of strangers, but they are extremely sociable to people they know, particularly children and other pets in the home. Furthermore, Jonangis have a comparable attitude and muscularity to bull terriers, and they have a characteristic yodel rather than a bark. Many of these dogs are not hairless but instead have a very short, smooth coat that’s nearly invisible.
7. Peruvian Inca Orchid
The Peruvian Inca Orchid, sometimes known as the Peruvian hairless, originated in ancient Peru, when it was usually kept as a companion dog. When left alone, these dogs can suffer separation anxiety since they are so devoted and protective of their families. They are also athletic tiny dogs who require a lot of exercise to tire them out.
Most Peruvian Inca Orchids are completely hairless, though some can have short patches of fur on their head, paws, and tip of the tail.
8. Thai Ridgeback
The Thai Ridgeback is a breed of dog native to Thailand. The Thai Ridgeback is one of only three breeds with a hair ridge running along its back in the opposite direction as the rest of the coat. Thai Ridgebacks are strong, medium-sized pariah-type dogs with a wedge-shaped head, triangular-shaped prick ears, and a short, smooth hair.
This breed is an excellent watch, guard, and hunting dog, but it also makes an excellent friend. Tough and active, with great jumping ability
The Xoloitzcuintli (show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee), often known as the Mexican hairless dog, is available in both hairless and short-coated forms. When it comes to grooming, both types are exceptionally low-maintenance, albeit skin protection is required. Xolos are an ancient Aztec breed that has been around for thousands of years. The dogs are devoted and attentive, making them excellent guard dogs. While they can be protective when necessary, Xolos also are known for their calm nature.
10. Hairless Chihuahua
Hairless chihuahuas are the same breed as coated chihuahuas; they only have a rare genetic abnormality that makes them hairless. As a result, they have the same disposition as any other chihuahua. However, the hairless version is prone to skin problems, therefore care and monitoring are required. Chihuahuas with no hair are equally susceptible to chilling.
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