This group of dogs is found in three distinct categories, based on size. It is not clear if all the New World hairless breeds are related, but these particular dogs occur predominantly in solid colours only.
History of Inca Hairless Dog
Although rare in their homeland today, they were once the favoured companions of the Incas.
As with the Mexican Hairless "Powder-puff" versions of these dogs also occur.
Other names of Inca Hairless Dog: Hairless dog.
Identification keys of Inca Hairless Dog
some hair on head, extending over the ears
long thigh muscles
ears set low on head
small, dark eyes
Mexican Hairless Dog Three forms of this breed are now recognized: the Standard (shown here), the Miniature, and the smaller Toy version. There is also a so-called “Powder-puff’ version of each size, which does have a coat of hair but cannot be exhibited. The Mexican Hairless has a noble stance, not unlike […]
Coton de Tulear The name of this breed points to its most obvious feature - an extravagant, cotton-fluff coat of long, white hair. The Coton de Tulear is a member of the bichon group of breeds.
History of Coton de Tulear
It is thought that early bichon stock was taken by French troops to Madagascar, […]
Japanese Spitz This delightful spitz breed has a striking, long coat, which must always be pure white in colour. This feature can serve to distinguish it from the miniature form of the American Eskimo, which is otherwise extremely similar.
History of Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz is thought to […]
Chinese Crested Dog This nimble little dog comes in two varieties. One form, the Hairless, only has hair as a crest on its head and toes, and a plume on its tail. The Powder Puff variety is covered with long, soft hair.
Both are found in a mixture of colours.
History of Chinese Crested Dog
Known for […]
Pekingese The Pekingese is a short-legged breed of dog with a characteristic rolling gait. It has a relatively compact, flattened face fringed with longer hair, which gives the impression of the dog having a mane. This breed makes a bold and alert watchdog for the home.
History of Pekingese