Hairless Khala Dog Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

Basic Information - Hairless Khala for Sale

Group:
Companion dog
Origin:
Mexico
Height Male:
36 - 41 cm14 - 17 inches
Height Female:
36 - 41 cm14 - 17 inches
Weight Male:
6 - 14 kg13 - 31 pounds
Weight Female:
6 - 14 kg13 - 31 pounds
Life Span:
10 - 14 Years
Litter Size:
4 - 8
Size:
Medium dog
Other Names:
Khala Grande, Khala Medio, Bolivian Khala
Colors Available:
Dark grey skin
Coat:
Hairless
Shedding:
Minimal
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Courageous, Curious, Docile, Energetic, Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Quiet, Responsive, Social, Territorial
Grooming:
Moderate maintenance
Trainability:
Easy
Hypoallergenic:
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes

History - Hairless Khala for Sale

hairless khalaThe Hairless Khala is from a number of Latin American countries, and these countries have a variety of these hairless hounds.

The dogs are known by different names. Khala is the Bolivian Quechua Indian name and it means 'no clothing' - an absence of fur. Both Central and South America have their hairless dogs, descendants of ancestral dogs owned by the Incan Empire.

Description - Hairless Khala for Sale

hairless khala puppyThere are 2 kinds of hairless Khalas – the Medio one which is a short legged dog which stands at roughly 36 – 41cm in height and weighs roughly 6 – 14kg. The other kind of khala is the Hairless Khala Grande, a long legged type.

Although the dog is hairless, you'll find some hair on the top of his head. For sake of space we'll refer to the Medio variety, a medium-sized hound with hairless skin which is dark grey in color.

Temperament:

The Hairless Khala is a friendly dog with his family but tends to be reserved with strangers. He gets on well with children in the home and because he isn't a particularly energetic dog, elderly people also find that he makes a super pet for them.

He is able to adapt easily to city- as well as country living. You need to be careful with him and not allow him out in the garden in the boiling sun as his skin can burn badly. Then again, without fur, he also tends to get cold easily.

He has dark brown eyes and the ears are fairly large in size and erect. He has a chest which is deep and broad and his tail is set fairly low and is held according to his mood.

He is an intelligent dog, and therefore easily trained. He is a loving, loyal dog who is capable of bonding closely with his human family.

Health Problems - Hairless Khala for Sale

hairless khala dogThe life expectancy of this dog is 10-14 years when he is treated well. The Hairless Khala is a robust dog breed but even so, there are diseases to look out for -

Skin Allergies:

Skin allergies are one of the reasons you may have to take your Hairless Khala to the vet. These sorts of skin allergies can be frustrating for a dog because the skin is irritated and itchy and he may have scaly areas or red bumps on his skin. If your dog is licking and scratching frantically, you will need to get him to the vet.

Dental Disease

Periodontal disease is inflammation of the gums, and if food and bacteria accumulate on the gums, it forms plaque and transforms into calculus, leading to gingivitis. Check your pet's teeth regularly and also brush them with special canine toothbrush and toothpaste at least 2 or 3x a week.

Caring The Pet - Hairless Khala for Sale

Exercise:

hairless khala puppiesHe isn't a super energetic dog but still, he will need to be taken for a walk every day.You can also include typical games that all dogs love – fetching a ball or pulling on a rope.

Grooming:

Because of the dog having little or no hair, they are considered fairly hypoallergenic and also low maintenance. You'd need to brush a dog with fur, but a hairless dog requires different grooming.

Speak to your vet about bathing your dog, the type of body wash to use and how frequently it should be done. Because your dog is hairless, he may require a sun cream in the Summer and a jersey in the Winter.

He will also need his nails clipped and his teeth brushed as part of his grooming process.

Diet:

He may not have much hair, but when it comes to diet he is much the same as any other dog. If you feed him commercially manufactured food, always choose the best quality one in accordance with his age, height and activity levels.

Home-made food is always a welcome treat for your pet, but whatever you feed him, make sure it has the necessary minerals and vitamins to ensure his health. Essential fatty acids will be needed to keep the skin moist. With too much washing, the skin of these dogs will become irritated, dry and flaking if he doesn't received a nutritious, balanced diet. Make sure he has constant access to fresh, cool water.

When in any doubt as to how to look after a hairless dog, speak to your vet.

Characteristics - Hairless Khala for Sale

hairless khala dogsThe Hairless Khala will make you an excellent pet, and children and the elderly are attracted to the dog because it is loving and docile. They are aloof with strangers, but training and socialization make him far more tolerant of strangers.

The Hairless Khala is an adaptable dog breed, and will adapt well to life in the city or in the country. Found throughout the Latin American nations, today he is essentially a companion dog, loving to be a devoted friend to his human family.

Comparison with other breeds

  1. Pomsky vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  2. Old English Bulldog vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  3. Puggle vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  4. Schnoodle vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  5. Irish Doodles vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  6. Sanshu vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  7. Pandikona vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  8. Renascence Bulldogge vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  9. Hairless Khala vs English Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  10. Hairless Khala vs Golden Doodle - Breed Comparison
  11. Hairless Khala vs Aussie Poo - Breed Comparison
  12. Hairless Khala vs Eurasier - Breed Comparison
  13. Hairless Khala vs German Spitz (Mittel) - Breed Comparison
  14. Hairless Khala vs Bordoodle - Breed Comparison
  15. Hairless Khala vs Dalmador - Breed Comparison
  16. Hairless Khala vs Elo - Breed Comparison
  17. Hairless Khala vs Dutch Smoushond - Breed Comparison
  18. Jindo vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  19. Hermes Bulldogge vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  20. Serbian Tricolour Hound vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  21. Kromfohrlander vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  22. Valley Bulldog vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  23. Whoodles vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  24. Mini Sheepadoodles vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  25. Beabull vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  26. Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  27. Sakhalin Husky vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  28. Other vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  29. Olde English Bulldogge vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  30. Schnauzer vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  31. King Charles Spaniel vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  32. Pharaoh Hound vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  33. Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  34. Hungarian Vizsla vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  35. Redbone Coonhound vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  36. Irish Terrier vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  37. Norwegian Elkhound vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  38. Keeshond vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  39. Portuguese Water Dog vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  40. Kerry Blue Terrier vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  41. Puli vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  42. Indian Pariah Dog vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  43. Lakeland Terrier vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  44. Santal Hound vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  45. Jagdterrier vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison
  46. Pudelpointer vs Hairless Khala - Breed Comparison

View/Compare Breeds

Popular Dog Breeds