Do all dogs have hair?

Introduction: Do all dogs have hair?

When we think of dogs, we often picture them with a fluffy coat of hair. However, not all dogs have hair, and some have fur instead. Understanding the different types of dog coats and how to care for them is essential for any dog owner. In this article, we will explore the diversity of dog coats and the various grooming needs they require.

Understanding dog hair

Dog hair is made up of long, thin, and smooth shafts that continuously grow. All dogs have hair, but the length, texture, and thickness of their coat vary depending on the breed. Some dogs have a single coat, while others have a double coat. Dogs with a double coat have a thick undercoat of short hairs, and longer, coarser hairs on top.

Hairless dog breeds

Hairless dogs are rare, but they do exist. These breeds are either entirely hairless or have minimal hair on their body. Hairless dog breeds include the Chinese Crested, Peruvian Inca Orchid, and Xoloitzcuintli. Despite their lack of hair, hairless dogs still require regular grooming to maintain healthy skin and protect them from the elements.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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