Monday, May 28, 2007

Hairless Dog

I saw this hairless dog at the downtown street fair a couple weeks ago. It received a lot of curious stares including a couple of "Ewwwww!"s from the kids. The dog demeanor was very nervous and jittery like a chihuahua but it is about the size of a Jack Terrier.

The owners told me the dog was specifically bred for its hairless qualities. Have you seen anything like this before? This was my first time.

16 comments:

Rasa Malaysia said...

Ohhh man lucky it's going to be summer or else I think the dog must be freezing...

Z said...

I've heard of a breed of hairless cats, but have never seen any. This is my first time hearing about a hairless dog. "Nervous and jittery" don't sound so appealing to me. I suppose in the winter in NY one has to be very careful about providing appropriate "clothing" for such a dog.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Yes, I have seen hairless dogs and cats. Actually they got hair much like we do on our bodies. It is very short. I think we would all look odd if suddenly we woke up some morning with our hair grown out like a sheep dog.

Interesting photograph. I love dogs so this is a nice picture too.

I have some good news:

The three baby robins are on their way to Meet the World. I miss them already. It was quite an emotional experience.
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Oh for the love of food! said...

Ming, this poor pooch looks like an over sized rat!
We love dogs to bits here in this house and I'm afraid this dog will catch a cold! Poor thing.

Dsole said...

my first time too! And uf, i don't really like...

Ming i've read your comment on my B/W photo, I took the photo in colour and edit it like that before. I rarely took B/W photos because you can make the B/W effect later but not add the real colours in a computer uh?
And I posted that photo on B/W because i find the result quite interesting. And I didn't have any B/W until that of saturday! :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Never saw a hairless dog--to me it would be kinda hard to cuddle!

pom d'api said...

I love dog very well. I have one zico. Very good cadrage.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

I never saw a hairless dog before. Does he feel cold on winter? Poor guy! I see hairless cat, he is amazing! You can see the hairless cat here:
http://www.naughty-nature.com/

Per Stromsjo said...

Hairless qualities, eh?

Given my nonexistent coiffure I suppose I for one should refrain from commenting on that one.

;)

Beetle said...

i've seen once but more tiny than this one in size of chiuhuahua and I was eewww also and the same time feel sorry for the dog coz it looks so breakable

tigerfish said...

I like dogs but not hairless one like this. It just looks weird to me. Will this dog grow bigger in size ? Think there's a breed of dogs (forgot name of breed, but of a bigger size than this)that is hairless too, except for some strands of hair at the forehead, above the eyes. Can you already imagine it's weird ?

Keropok Man said...

a few advantages:
- save on dog shampoo
- no dog hair to clean up in the house
- dog gets to wear fancy clothing
- dog gets all the attention he wants
- dog get listed on Daily Photo!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Xolo to me. I have a Xolo and an American Hairless Terrier. There is nothing wrong with hairless dogs. They are great for people with allergies. Get with the program people. These are sturdy, healthy dogs. Once you go naked, you sure don't want some smelly, fuzzy, furry thing stinking up your house!!!!

Mme Boo said...

That could be a Xolo or a Peruvian Hairless Dog (Inca Orchid). I have a PHD medium size(there are 3 different sizes).Its the best dog Ive ever had. They are friendly, warm and they dont smell!!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Yeah my boyfriend has two hairless cats. The funny thing is that the male cat (they have two a girl and a boy both siblings) has grown a bit of hair for some reason. Its coming off now since its becoming summer. This is my first time seeing a hairless dog.