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11 of the most interesting looking dogs in the world

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Dec. 30, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Peruvian hairless dog

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Peruvian Inca Orchid

Also called simply the Peruvian hairless dog, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is obviously hairless with hair on the head, tail and feet and a few stray hairs on the dog's body. There are also a small number of dogs that have coats, but they are the minority.

The exposed skin on these dogs can be solid colored or mottled and, according to international standards, the color of skin can be shades of black, gray, blue, brown and blond. White or pink spots shouldn't cover more than one-third of the body.

Personality-wise, the AKC says the dogs are lively, alert, well-mannered and playful. They're also charming, affectionate and loyal. Like all hairless dogs, they need sunscreen when they go outdoors in the sun.