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Dogs come in all shapes and sizes; some adorable, some ferocious, and some outrightly unique. Dogs make a great companion to humans. The first animal that comes to mind when we think of introducing a pet to our kids is a dog! But many times, dog lovers must restrain themselves from adopting a dog due to allergies or because they don’t want to clean up the hair. If that’s the case, then these five dogs are a perfect companion.
Five hairless dogs to keep!
- Chinese Crested Dog is the most famous hairless breeds of dogs. They are an eye-catching and stylish breed of hairless dogs. This ancient breed was originally bred to catch in the Middle ages to catch rodents in Chinese vessels. They are affectionate and lively little dogs that come in two varieties, with fur, and without fur. They are respectively named Powderpuff and Hairless. The hairless variant isn’t wholly hairless and comes with tufts of fur on its head, tail, and paws. Its amount of body hair can vary.
- Mexican Hairless Dog is also called the Xoloitzcuintli and is pronounced show-low-eats-queent-lee. Xoloitzcuintli is a three-thousand-year-old Mexican breed which was believed by the indigenous people to have supernatural powers to cure diseases. This dog was also eaten as a delicacy by these people. But today, this breed is a popular family pet because of its friendliness. It is extremely intelligent and has a desire to please its owner, making it easy to train. They come in hairless and coated variety, as well as in toy, miniature, and standard size.
- Peruvian Hairless dog or the Peruvian Inca Orchid is a hairless breed possibly from eleven thousand years back. They come in three sizes, small, medium, or large, and in to varieties, coated or hairless. They are extremely loyal and friendly and among the rarest hairless breeds. Hairlessness and color varies from puppy to puppy. Puppies are born with pink, brown, black, tan, grey or white skin and their eye match their skin. The darker the skin color, the darker the color of the eye.Equadorian Hairless Dog which is rare and not officially recognised is a descendant of this breed.
- American Hairless Terrier was recognised as a separate terrier breed in January 2004 as it is the only breed that has the recessive hairless gene. It is a medium sized intelligent and playful dog originally bred in Louisiana in the 70s, from a variant of Rat Terrier. These dogs love human companion and love to be around family. They are also very energetic and require fairly high level of exercise.
Argentine Pila Dog
breed is closely related to the Mexican and Peruvian hairless dogs and all three breeds are native to Latin American. This breed is generally small but is bred in small, medium, and large sizes. The lack of fur makes this breed susceptible to all sorts of skin diseases. Skin care is a necessity for the health and wellness of this breed of dogs.