|Publication Date||June 1, 1999|
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Hairless Dogs - The Naked Truth [The Chinese Crested, Xoloitzcuintli & Peruvian Inca Orchid] is the first-ever breed book of its kind that provides information about all modern day hairless dogs (including the American Hairless Terrier). There is also a chapter devoted to other hairless animals, such as the Sphynx cat, naked mole rat & hairless cow.
The Naked Truth is the definitive guide to the care, breeding, and history of hairless dogs. Well researched and meticulously documented, this book will once and for all put to rest the many myths & legends surrounding these curious canine companions. Archaeological evidence is presented tracing the history of hairless dogs from their ancient origins to their present day incarnations.
Full of fascinating details, this unique book provides an in depth look at the genetics of hairlessness (dominant & recessive), its perpetuation through selective breeding, and the development of the four officially recognized hairless breeds of today. Discussion of foundation kennels, pedigrees, breed standards and numerous rare, historical photographs make this book an indispensable reference for anyone with an interest in hairless dogs.
With the publication of Hairless Dogs The Naked Truth, the authors hope to fill a growing need for factual information on hairless dogs and dispel the myths surrounding them. To that end, the scope of the book has been purposely limited to information that has been carefully researched and verified. As a result, the authors are proud to present the most comprehensive exploration of hairless dog ancient and modern history ever written.
For any prospective show or pet owner contemplating life with a hairless dog, or the seasoned professional currently owned by one (or many, as the case may be). If you have an interest in hairless dogs, their history, genetics, conformation and so on, you'll want to know The Naked Truth!!