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9 nearly hairless mammals

By: Bryan Nelson on Nov. 18, 2013, 9 a.m.
A Mexican hairless dog rests on a pillow

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Hairless dogs

There are four recognized breeds of hairless dog today: the Chinese crested dog, the Mexican hairless dog, the American hairless terrier and the Peruvian hairless dog (pictured). But there are several other varieties of hairless dogs that have yet to be officially recognized.

They might be hairless, but they still enjoy a good rub as much as the next dog, and they're perfect for pet owners with allergies.