Purebred

3 hairless mexican dogs standing side by side in front of a forest

The Ancient Xoloitzcuintli from Mexico, aka the Mexican Hairless Dog

Sometimes known as the Mexican Hairless dog, also has coated varieties. The Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced “show-low-eats-QUEENT-ly“) gets its name from two words in the language of the Aztecs: Xolotl, the god of lightning and death, and itzcuintli, or dog. According to Aztec beliefs, the Dog of Xolotl was created by the god to guard the living …

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Samoyede Family with Samoyed in foreground

Breed Focus-The History of the Samoyed

Samoyed History Hardy, vibrant and even-tempered, the Samoyed was originally used to hunt, herd reindeer, and haul sledges for the Samoyede people they served in northwestern Siberia. The Samoyede tribesmen were peaceful nomads, who manifested extraordinary love for their beautiful dogs, treating them as members of the family. Thus their dogs developed a love and understanding …

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