Dog lovers who suffer with allergies may want to consider a different kind of canine. Hairless dogs offer a cleaner option for people who have avoided dogs because of the extra cleaning involved in removing the hair that they shed. If you’ve been put off because of the really different appearance of these pooches, we’ve got some information that may make you reconsider your position on the matter. There are a few different breeds of hairless dogs that come with a few drawbacks, and many benefits that make them popular as household pets and companions. Some of the hairless breeds include: Chinese Crested; Xolo; Peruvian Hairless; Ecuadorian Hairless and the American Hairless Terrier. Each of these dog breeds is unique in its own way. While some are relatively new breeds, others of this type have been around for thousands of years. They are iconic in some cultures, but obscure in others. There is a rich history and many interesting facts about hairless dogs that are worth knowing about, and here are twenty things about hairless dogs that you probably didn’t know.
Hairless dogs really are beautiful
Anyone who is put off by the thought of a hairless dog should give the various breeds a second consideration. When you remove the thick coats of fur, you see the most spectacular parts of the dog in all their glory. Take for example, the Chinese Crested. They do have some long beautiful hair around the head legs and feet. This gives them an exotic appearance and they are considered to be one of the most popular hairless breeds because of their glamorous looks and eye appeal. When you stop to think about it, poodles and other dog breeds are routinely shaved down to the skin in spots for the sake of fashion. Once you get past the idea that the coat makes the dog, you see the true beauty of these amazing creatures.