List of Hairless Hypoallergenic
While there are many breeds of hypoallergenic dogs, if you
are looking for a dog that is unique, then you may want to
research hairless breeds. While many people believe these
breeds are made up of small dogs, this is not always the case.
Medium sized dogs can also be found. Four types of hairless
breeds include: the Mexican Hairless, the American Hairless
Terrier, the Chinese Crested, and the Peruvian Hairless. If you
are considering buying one of these breeds, you may have to
search for a breeder online as these dogs are not as common as
other breeds of hypoallergenic dogs.
The Mexican Hairless may be the most
difficult hairless breed because there are very few breeders in
the United States and in other countries. This breed has a
short coat that will not need to be groomed or brushed because
it is so short. This means that you will not have to worry
about matting, or other issues concerning the care of the coat.
The Mexican Hairless is available in different sizes, contrary
to popular belief.
The American Hairless Terrier is another breed that is not
truly hairless. This breed also has a short coat that does not
have to be groomed. Originally, an accident of nature
discovered in 1972, breeders successfully reproduced other
puppies in 1981 and have been selling them ever since. True to
its Terrier roots, the American Hairless Terrier is a small,
husky dog that is very friendly and outgoing. These dogs are
great for those who are allergic to dogs and who live in small
apartments or homes.
The Chinese Crested is an unusual dog because it is available
in two distinct varieties. The first variety is truly hairless
except for long hair that grows on its paws, head, and tail.
Grooming can be done by a professional or at home if you know
what you are doing. The second variety called the powder puff
and has long, fine hair that resembles human hair. Both
varieties are considered to be hypoallergenic because these
dogs do not shed too often.
The Peruvian Hairless is truly hairless. This breed is medium
in size and is intelligent and friendly to most people. This
dog is not for those who have had no prior experience working
with dogs. They need to be trained to follow commands and even
though they are intelligent and learn quickly, they will not
Hypoallergenic hairless dogs need exercise, crave attention,
and enjoy being with their owners as much as other breeds. You
will have to be careful when taking them outdoors because they
get sunburnt easily and will require lotion when this happens.
Since certain breeds can experience dry skin or acne, you may
have to apply skin creams in order to reduce pain or
In order to find a breeder, you may have to search online
because there are few breeders that breed hairless dogs simply
because they are as popular as other breeds. If you can’t
decide if a hairless dog is for you, visit those who have a
hairless or visit the breeder to learn more.