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Mexican Hairless

Mexican Hairless
Alternative names
Xoloitzcuintli
Xoloitzcuintle
Xoloitzquintle
Tepeizeuintli
Country of origin
Mexico
Classification
FCI[?]: Group 5 Section 6
AKC:Non-sporting (FSS)
CKC[?]:Recognised
KC(UK)[?]:Utility
Breed Standard (external link)
FCI (http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:layzOdzoXTsJ:www.fci.be/uploaded_files/234gb99_en.doc+site:www.fci.be+234+/+09.++08.&hl=en&ie=UTF-8)
Notes
Recognition by the AKC is provisional
and no standards have been published

A Xoloitzcuintle (also spelled Xoloitzcuintli), also known as Tepeizeuintli or Mexican Hairless, is a now rare, almost hairless breed of dog the approximate size of a terrier with an average body temperature of 40°C. The breed was native to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and may date back some 3500 years.

The Aztec and Mayan cultures are believed to have kept this animal as pets.



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