Dog Breeds That Always Stay Hairless

A hairless dog may be a dream come true for folks who suffer from allergies or are drawn to the unusual and unexpected.

These are pups who attract attention with their remarkable appearances and capture hearts with their endearing personality. Could a hairless dog be the right fit for you?

American Hairless Terrier

The American hairless terrier is a rapid learner and a terrific companion since it is smart, energetic, and friendly. This rat terrier breed was developed in Louisiana in the 1970s.

Peruvian Inca Orchid

The Peruvian Inca Orchid (or Peruvian hairless dog) is named after the flowers these canines were reported to be living among when Spanish conquistadors discovered them.

Except for a mohawk-style patch of head hair and sparse hair tufts on his tail and paws, this dog is hairless.


The Xoloitzcuintli (or Mexican hairless dog) is named after the Aztec god Xolotl and the Aztec term for dog, Itzcuintli. It possesses a sharp intelligence and an eye-catching look.

Xolos may have short coarse hair on their heads, tails, and paws, as well as teeth that thrust forward like tusks, as a result of their hairless gene.

Chinese Crested

The Chinese crested dog is the most well-known of the hairless breeds, with silky tufts of hair on his head, tail, and paws.

This is a friendly little lap dog with a lot of personality who gets along well with everyone, from children to seniors, and even cats!

Hairless Chihuahua

The AKC lists Chihuahuas as the 34th most popular breed, but the hairless Chihuahua may be less common than the fluffier variant.

They are the same breed, hairy or hairless, and have the same spunky nature and clever, sassy temperament. A genetic abnormality causes the hairless Chihuahua’s appearance.

Abyssinian Sand Terrier

The Abyssinian sand terrier (also known as the African hairless dog) is thought to have originated in Africa, but little is known about this ancient breed. This puppy is hairless except for a tuft on the top of his head.

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  1. I have an Ecuadorian hairless dog, that is part of the PIO breed. Spunky, attached and somewhat territorial. They need an experienced owner that can well socialize the pup. Huge dog little body.


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