You Make The Diagnosis: Name This Bald Breed Of Dog

Pictured below are two adoreable puppies who belong to a rare breed of dogs.  The puppies were born pink like pigs.  Their color develops slowly over their first year of life.  Name this bald breed of dog.

Diagnosis:  Mexican Hairless Dog

The Mexican Hairless breed of dog is a popular pet thorought Central and South America.  They usually weigh between twenty and thirty pounds at maturity which makes this breed one of the largest in the toy category.  I think of them as a Chihuahua on steroids.  They are devoted to their immediate family but not overly friendly with strangers.  Aren’t these two cute!   

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.