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5 Hairless Dog Breeds: How to Take Care of These Cute Creatures

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I don’t understand why people would search for something like this! With hair or without hair, every dog is adorable and human’s best friend. Though I know, there are many people out there who are allergenic. Even if they want to have a pup at home, it isn’t safe for them. The pet parent may end up visiting the hospital. Also, a single glance at a hairless dog will definitely get your heart stolen. Who doesn’t like a dog with a show stopper look? These cute and bald dogs are known for their warmth. Yes! You read it right. They are warm to touch, and you will love to snuggle with it to sleep.

The most famous hairless dog breed is Chinese Crested. However, there is more than that. Here in this article, we have mentioned five hairless dog breeds along with their short description. 

At the end of this blog, you will find the benefits of having a hairless pup and pointers on its taking care. Without much delay, let’s get reading!

Hairless Dog Breeds

It is not like there are only five bald dog breeds. There are more than that, but some are extinct, and kennel clubs haven’t recognized a few of them yet.

Xoloitzcuintli

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting Breed

Height: Toy: 10 to 14 inches | Miniature:  14 to 18 inches | Standard: 18 to 23 inches 

Weight: Toy: 10 to 15 pounds | Miniature:  15 to 30 pounds | Standard: 30 to 55 pounds

Life Span: 12 to 15 years

Temperament: Aloof, Intelligent, Cheerful, Alert, Protective, and Calm

The origin of this weird-to-pronounce breed is in Mexico. They are aloof for strangers but loving and affectionate for their families. Xolos are a one-person kind of dog. Thus they will have an attachment to a particular family member. They are undoubtedly protective and alert, but the most known talks about their temperament are calmness and tranquility.

How to Pronounce Xoloitzcuintli?

As I said, it is pretty difficult to pronounce this breeds name, but here’s a breakthrough, “Show-low-eet-squint-lee.”

Peruvian Inca Orchid

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Breed Group: Hound Breed

Height: 17 inches to 22 inches

Weight: 8.5 to 55 pounds

Life Span: 11 to 12 years

Temperament: Affectionate, Lively, Alert, Noble, and Protective

The origin of this breed is of Peru and history dates back to 750 CE. There are known to be present during the pre-Inca period as well. This one is a sighthound, which can be found both in hairless and coated versions. 

As they have plenty of endurance, you will need to take care of their exercise. This little pup is hesitant at first, but as soon as they bond with someone. It is for a lifetime. This one is also known for its calm and noble behavior at home.

Argentine Pila Dog

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Breed Group: Companion Dog

Height: Small: 10 to 14 inches | Medium: 14 to 18 inches | Large: 18 to 25 inches 

Weight: Small: 9 to 18 pounds | Medium: 18 to 25 pounds | Large: 25 to 55 pounds 

Life Span: 10 to 14 years

Temperament: Adaptable, Cheerful, Affectionate, and Playful

The Argentine Pila Dog is another name for the Hairless Khala. Their origin is hidden in its name – Argentina. However, its real existence has many stories revolving around. The popular one is – It is a gift from Incas to Argentina for strengthening political ties.

Everything aside, this one makes a pretty good watchdog, but very rare to find in the US. They are highly energetic and playful who likes to run around the place. Even so, theta re easy to train and are adaptable (as long as you are not letting it deal with a colder place).

American Hairless Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier Dogs

Height: 12 inches to 16 inches

Weight: 12 to 16 pounds 

Life Span: 14 to 16 years

Temperament: Intelligent, Playful, Protective, Energetic, and Stubborn.

This small package is a perfect choice as a family pet. They come in two types hairless and coated American terrier. As you read, their temperament clearly states about its friendliness as a family dog. The origin of the American hairless terrier is in 1972 in the state of the US, Louisiana.

They are easy to handle and train. You won’t have to put much effort; even grooming needs are also minimal. I guess this is the reason why most of the US families want terriers at their home. They will play with the children and protect them as well.

Chinese Crested

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Breed Group: Toy Breed

Height: 11 inches to 13 inches

Weight: 8 to 12 pounds

Life Span: 13 to 15 years

Temperament: Loving, Alert, Playful, Energetic, and Attentive

The famous hairless dog is Chinese Crested. You might have spotted them on official dog shows on television. They have a personality that can make anyone fall in love at a glance. This dog’s history is hard to trace down (it is that old), but it is easy to figure out its origin. 

After its origin in China, they were first known to catch the disease-bearing rat. However, nowadays, they are often seen as playful and loving pets with pink skin. The adorable feature of this dog is tufts of fur on the head, ankle, and tail.

Benefits of Getting Hairless Dog Breed

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There are many benefits to keeping hairless dogs as a pet. One of them you already know, the least chances of you suffering from any allergy. Below, you will find another few best advantages:

  • As they have near to no hair, there are minimum chances of shedding.
  • You won’t have to spend much time on grooming.
  • There will be no risk of it catching fleas or ticks, increasing health advantages.
  • No fur means no doggy odor, as there will be no place for debris to on to.

Also Read: 6 Ways To Keep Your Pets Healthy

How to Take Care of Hairless Dog?

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There’s a misconception that this type of dog breed doesn’t need grooming. No doubt, you won’t have to do brushing on a daily basis to remove matted hair. But little did they know, that naked skin needs more care and grooming. 

I would say, it is similar to taking care of human skin (or maybe more than that). You will have to keep it safe from sunburn, dirt, and seasonal changes. Here are a few pointers on how to take care of a hairless dog. Let’s begin:

  • Get a soft brush for its skin.
  • Clean the skin with a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris.
  • Give a shampoo bath twice a month. (Get the shampoo that is suitable for its skin.)
  • Keep ears cleaned and nails trimmed.
  • Never squeeze pimples or blackheads to avoid scarring, infection, and skin discoloration.
  • Stock up on dog coat and sweater to save him from cold weather.
  • Use high-quality dog sunscreen to protect its skin from scorching heat and harmful sun rays.
  • This breed will need proper bedding and clothing as it won’t feel comfortable lying on bare ground due to its naked skin.

Ask your vet to advise you on which sunscreen, body lotion, or shampoo to use for the perfect skincare routine for this little cute naked pup. Also, pay close attention to other information about its health, treatment, and cure.

Wrapping it up:

These were five hairless dog breeds that you can have for the furr-free home. Always remember, no matter what type of dog you get, you will still have to take care of it like a baby, even if it grows up. It will protect you from all the dangers, but for attention and relaxation, it is dependant on you. 

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