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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Xoloitzcuintli History: From Death to Resurrection
For millennia, dogs have accompanied us pretty much everywhere, from the bush-shaking throes of the hunt to the contemplative crackle of the evening fire. So it shouldn’t be too hard to understand why in some long-ago civilizations, their presence was required on life’s final and most critical journey – to the Great Beyond. This ancient […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/xoloitzcuintli-history-behind-the-breed/ | July 23, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds The Many Versions of a Xoloitzcuintli
The Xoloitzcuintli, also called the Mexican hairless dog, dates back millennia to ancient Aztec times. The Xolo comes in three distinct sizes, as well as both hairless and coated varieties. Xolos have developed thick, tough skin, but some dogs may require sunscreen for protection. Though they descend from regal dogs dating back over 3,500 years, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/mexican-hairless-dog-xolo-varieties/ | October 29, 2019
Standard size Xoloitzcuintli head outdoors.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 10 Things to Know About Xoloitzcuintlis
Even if you haven’t heard of the Xolo (pronounced “show-low”), you’ve likely seen one of these unusual dogs at some point. The Aztecs considered the Xolo sacred, and invested them with mystical healing abilities. The breed’s full name, Xoloitzcuintli, derives from the name of the Aztec god of fire and lightning, Xolotl, as well as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-facts-about-xoloitzcuintlis/ | September 11, 2019
Mexican dog breeds
Expert Advice: Lifestyle An Introduction to Mexican Dog Breeds: Meet the Xoloitzcuintli and the Chihuahua
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we've rounded up some fascinating facts about Mexico's native dog breeds: the Xoloitzcuintli and the Chihuahua. While only a minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become a big deal in the United States. This popular observance is thanks in part to Mexican-American activists in the 1960s, who saw […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/mexican-dog-breeds-xoloitzcuintli-chihuahua/ | May 5, 2018
Xoloitzcuintli standing sideways facing left
Dog Breeds Xoloitzcuintli
The 3,000-year-old Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced "show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee"), the ancient Aztec dog of the gods, is today a loving companion and vigilant watchdog. The alert and loyal Xolo comes in three sizes, and in either hairless or coated varieties.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/xoloitzcuintli/ | November 6, 2017
Press Releases 2024 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGING PANEL NOW AVAILABLE
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2024 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2024. The 2024 event will showcase the top canine athletes and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2024-akc-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | February 21, 2024
Sports & Events Judges’ Study Guides
AKC Group Standards Download AKC approved breed standards by complete group for use on any portable electronic device. Sporting Hound Working Terrier Toy Non-Sporting Herding Misc. Judges Study Guide No single written guide is ever comprehensive enough to be the only learning tool utilized in preparation for judging a new breed. We urge you to […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/judging-information/judges-study-guides/ | January 26, 2024
Toy Manchester Terriers at the AKC Meet the Breeds during the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Sports & Events What Dog Breeds Can I Meet at AKC Meet the Breeds?
AKC Meet the Breeds events are a fun and educational way to spend a day with the whole family, and maybe even figure out which dog breed is right for you! If you are attending an AKC Meet the Breeds event in 2024, or are thinking about attending an event in the future, you can […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/akc-meet-the-breeds/dog-breeds-attending/ | January 13, 2024
Down and Back: Stores From the American Kennel Club Archives Podcast
Pages Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives Dog Podcast
Update: Season 4 is coming soon! In our award-winning Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives dog podcast, host Bud Boccone tells the tales of breeds, dogs, and personalities who’ve shaped America (and Americans) over generations. Using the American Kennel Club's historical records, archival footage, oral histories, interviews, and more, the show […]
https://www.akc.org/about/down-and-back-akc-podcast/ | December 20, 2023
Press Releases ROTTWEILER “GRANGER” WINS AKC ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL ALL-BREED PUPPY AND JUNIOR STAKES
CH Von Hawes Forever Forward, a Rottweiler known as “Granger” triumphed over 1,717 dogs ages six months to 18 months to become the AKC® Royal Canin National All-Breed Junior of the Year, held today in Orlando, Fla in conjunction with the AKC® National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. “Granger,” owned and bred by Peter Hawes […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/rottweiler-granger-wins-akc-royal-canin-national-breed-puppy-junior-stakes/ | December 16, 2023

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