10 Best Hairless Dog Breeds

American Hairless Terrier The rat terrier is the parent of the American hairless terrier. Since the 1970s, rat-terriers have been selectively bred to grow hairless coats. While some American hairless dogs are still born with light hair, most of them have the hairless trait. These dogs are smart, active, and playful. 

Chinese Crested There are two types of Chinese crested dog: powderpuff or hairless. The hairless version has fluffy tufts on the ears, ears, tail, and paws. You can have both the powderpuff and hairless varieties from the same litter. 

Xoloitzcuintli The Xoloitzcuintli is also known as the Mexican hairless dogs. It comes in both short- and hairless versions. Both are extremely easy to groom, but skin protection is important. 

Peruvian Inca Orchid The Peruvian Inca Orchid, also known as the Peruvian Hairless, was originally found in ancient Peru. It was primarily kept as a companion animal. They are very protective and affectionate dogs and can become anxious if left alone. The majority of Peruvian Inca Orchids have no hair, but some may have small patches of fur around their heads, paws and tips of the tail.

Argentine Pila Dog The Argentine pila is a close relative of the Peruvian Inca Orchid. This hairless breed is prized for its soft skin. This rare breed is available in three sizes and is most commonly found in Argentina. They are mostly hairless. 

Abyssinian Sand Terrier The Abyssinian Sand Terrier is the perfect dog for anyone looking for a dog exercise buddy who has a calm and quiet temperament. This rare breed is also known as the African hairless dog. This dog is small to medium in size and has a sleek, long body. Some dogs in the breed have no hair at all. 

Hairless Khala The Bolivian hairless breed, known as Hairless Khalas or Bolivian hairless dogs is a rare breed of hairless dog. They are very similar to the Xoloitzcuintli, and may share some of their ancestors. These dogs, like other hairless breeds have small tufts on their heads.

Jonangi This breed is very rare. Although Jonangis are known for being cautious around strangers, they are extremely friendly towards their family members, children and pets. These dogs don't have to be hairless. 

Ecuadorian Hairless Dog The Ecuadorian hairless dogs are an ancient breed of Ecuadorian dog. They may be related to the Peruvian Inca Orchid. This breed is extremely rare today. This breed has very little hair. It is often on their tops. 

Hairless Chihuahua Hairless Chihuahuas can be described as the same breed of chihuahuas as the coated ones. They just have a rare genetic defect which causes their hair to become thin. Their temperament is the same as any other chihuahua.