A lot of us may not know that apart from the common short, medium, or long coat dogs, there are plenty of hairless dog breeds. These rare breeds walk around ‘naked’ thanks to the mutation of a dominant gene or the inheritance of a recessive hairless gene from the parent dogs.
Common hairless dog breeds include the Hairless Chihuahua, Chinese Crested Dog, and American Hairless Terrier. But there are other rarer hairless breeds like the Ecuadorian Hairless Dog, Abyssinian Sand Terrier, and Bolivian Hairless Dog, some of which risk extinction.
This article discusses 11 hairless dog breeds that you may not know about, beginning with the most common to the least.