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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
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
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
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
Negrito, Xoloitzcuintli; c. 1935
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Xoloitzcuintli History: From Ancient Aztec Dog to Loving Companion
The Xoloitzcuintli has long been associated with death in Aztec Society, most recently depicted in the Pixar movie "Coco." Here's the Xolo's breed history.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/xoloitzcuintli-history/ | July 23, 2020
Press Releases AKC Breeds and Varieties Allow Allergy Sufferers to Consider Dog Ownership
Plus, Hairless Breeds: Nothing To Sneeze At  While no dog is 100 percent hypoallergenic, there are many breeds which the American Kennel Club (AKC®) suggests people with allergies consider. Most of these breeds have non-shedding coats, which produce less dander. It's the dander, not the hair, which causes most pet allergies. For those who can't […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-breeds-and-varieties-allow-allergy-sufferers-to-consider-dog-owner/ | August 17, 2005
Press Releases Pointer and Click to Find An AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Event Near You!
  New York, NY – Whether you're a pooch parent looking for tips on training, grooming and health or are currently considering adding a precious pup to the family, be sure to circle the month of September on your calendar to mark "AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day." This month-long celebration involves hundreds of organizations around […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/pointer-and-click-to-find-an-akc-responsible-dog-ownership-day-event-n/ | July 14, 2006
Press Releases Over 2,300 Top Dogs Compete for Top Honors at the Eighth Annual AENC
Eukanuba World Challenge Brings Dogs From Around the Globe; Canine Competitors in Agility and Obedience Also Descend on Long Beach, CA December 13 & 14   The American Kennel Club® and Eukanuba announced today that 2,312 dogs will compete for a total of $225,000 in cash prizes at the Eighth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/over-2300-top-dogs-from-50-states-and-52-countries-compete-for-225000/ | November 19, 2008
breed names
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Breed Names You’re Probably Mispronouncing
Ever hesitate to bring up a hard-to-pronounce foreign name because you’re afraid you’ll pull a Travolta and totally butcher it? To help you avoid these uncomfortable moments, WOOFipedia presents this handy pronunciation guide to five breeds whose names you’re embarrassed to say aloud at the dog park. Entlebucher Mountain Dog ENT-leh-boo-cur This Swiss herder’s name […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/breed-names-youre-probably-mispronouncing/ | January 1, 2009
Chairman's Reports October 2010 Chairman’s Report
-- New Additions to the Grand Championship Program and AKC/Eukanuba National Championship -- Since the introduction of the new AKC Grand Championship title in April, we've had hundreds of dogs in nearly every breed complete the requirements for a Grand Championship title. Thus far, the program has fulfilled the hopes we had for it - […]
https://www.akc.org/chairmans-reports/2010-10/ | October 19, 2010
Press Releases Record-Breaking Entry of 3,233 Top Competitors Will Participate At Tenth Annual AKC/Eukanuba Nationa
Record-Breaking Entry of 3,233 Top Competitors Will Participate At Tenth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship   Dogs from 49 States and More Than 40 Countries Compete for Over $225,000 in Prize Money and Prestigious Wins Event Broadcast airs on ABC Network Television Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 NEW YORK, NY – Nearly 2,500 dogs will compete for […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/record-breaking-entry-of-3233-top-competitors-will-participate-at-tent/ | November 10, 2010
Chairman's Reports December 2010 Chairman’s Report
-- New Programs and Services Introduced in 2010 -- As we wind down the year, I am pleased to highlight programs and initiatives we have introduced in 2010. In April, the first agility, obedience and rally trials open to mixed-breed dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program were held. So far, 853 AKC-licensed clubs have […]
https://www.akc.org/chairmans-reports/2010-12/ | December 8, 2010
Press Releases Three New Loveable Breeds Join AKC Family
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, the Six-Toed Norwegian Lundehund and the Ancient and Rare Xoloitzcuintli Gain Full AKC Recognition  The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) expanded its litter of registered breeds on January 1, to welcome the Entlebucher Mountain Dog, the Norwegian Lundehund and the Xoloitzcuintli --growing AKC’s family to 170 breeds. "The AKC is delighted to […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/three-new-loveable-breeds-join-akc-family/ | January 24, 2011
Press Releases American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.
  Lab Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary in the Top Spot, While the Bulldog Continues Its Ascent to Reign Supreme in the Dog World The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced its nationwide registration statistics today, revealing that for the 20th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in America. This year’s list included […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-announces-most-popular-dogs-in-the-us/ | January 26, 2011
Press Releases AKC/Eukanuba National Championship To Air On ABC Television Network February 4th
Watch the Top Dogs in the Nation Compete for Best in Show and $225,000 in Prizes   Don’t miss the World’s Greatest Dog Show, the AKC Eukanuba National Championship.  This year’s show will air on ABC on Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 pm EST (check local listings). Watch as the country’s premier dogs vie for […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-eukanuba-national-championship-to-air-on-abc-television-network-fe/ | January 26, 2012
Press Releases Worlds Largest Showcase of Dogs & Cats Returns to the Javits Center October 20 & 21
Worlds Largest Showcase of Dogs & Cats Returns to the Javits Center October 20 & 21   Opportunity to Pet and Play with Thousands of Rare Dog & Cat Breeds – Tickets On Sale Now at www.MeetTheBreeds.com Ever meet a Xoloitzcuintli? How about a Sphynx without having to go to Egypt?  This October, New Yorkers […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/worlds-largest-showcase-of-dogs-cats-returns-to-the-javits-center-octo-2/ | July 16, 2012
Press Releases Worlds Largest Showcase of Dogs & Cats Returns to the Javits Center October 20 & 21
Opportunity to Pet and Play with Thousands of Rare Dog & Cat Breeds – Tickets On Sale Now at www.MeetTheBreeds.com Ever meet a Xoloitzcuintli? How about a Sphynx without having to go to Egypt?  This October, New Yorkers will get the opportunity to meet these rare dog and cat breeds face-to-face along with more than […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/worlds-largest-showcase-of-dogs-cats-returns-to-the-javits-center-octo/ | July 16, 2012
Press Releases Margaritas, Maracas and Mexican Dogs! AKC Honors Mexican Breeds in Spirit of Cinco de Mayo
From one of the most popular breeds to one of the rarest, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) celebrates Mexico’s two native breeds in honor of Cinco de Mayo.    While neither will be shaking their maracas in celebration of their country’s heritage, both have played integral parts in Mexico’s history, having been known as healers. […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/margaritas-maracas-and-mexican-dogs-akc-honors-mexican-breeds-in-spiri/ | April 29, 2013
Press Releases Hypoallergenic Dogs: Breeds for People with Allergies
There are also ways to prep your home that will help keep allergens at bay when you have a dog. Be sure to wash your pet‘s bed often, keep up with his grooming, and don‘t let him sleep on your bed. It‘s also helpful to remove heavy carpets and drapes that trap dander. Best Breeds […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/hypoallergenic-2014-oct/ | October 10, 2014
Press Releases Dogs Breeds That Don’t Shed: 19 Best Breeds for Allergy Sufferers
There are a variety of breeds that don’t shed, each with different temperaments and energy levels, so you can find the right breed for your lifestyle. Breeds that Don‘t Shed Bedlington Terrier: The gentle, loveable Bedlington Terrier is known for its curly, wooly coat that resembles a lamb. The breed doesn’t need intense exercise – […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/no-shed-2014-oct/ | October 10, 2014
Pages Chihuahua Club of America Collection
AKD 5.9 1956-2004 9.5 linear ft (in 14 doc boxes and 4 flat boxes). Collection processed by Norma Rosado-Blake, , 2007; Additions, edits, and conversion of legacy finding aid by Brynn White, 2016 Click here for a printable PDF of the collection finding aid   The Chihuahua Club of America (CCA) records collects some of […]
https://www.akc.org/about/archive/guide-collections/chihuahua-collection/ | December 19, 2014
MTB 2015
Expert Advice: Events New York City Goes to the Dogs at AKC Meet the Breeds
  From Akitas to Xoloitzcuintlis and everything in between, the Westminster Kennel Club presented for the first time AKC Meet the Breeds® brought to you by Purina® Pro Plan® on Saturday, February 14th at Pier 92 in New York City. Dog lovers had the opportunity to interact with hundreds of cuddly canines at the 6th […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/new-york-city-goes-to-the-dogs-at-akc-meet-the-breeds/ | February 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Fun Facts What Does it Really Mean to be a Terrier Anyway?
We often hear dog shows accused of being nothing but “beauty contests.” In reality, they’re organized more like job fairs. At AKC shows, dogs are exhibited in seven groups organized by the original work the breeds were created to do. The dog judged best in each group becomes one of the final seven to vie […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/what-does-it-really-mean-to-be-a-terrier-anyway/ | February 16, 2015
richard yenchesky
Expert Advice: News Pioneering a Rare Breed
By Allan Reznik   By Allan Reznik (Reprinted with permission from Dogs in Review and author Allan Reznik, from the November 2014 issue of Dogs in Review magazine. People get into a new breed for all kinds of reasons: the need to downsize, a desire for less grooming, a thirst for greater challenges, even the search […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/pioneering-a-rare-breed-32315/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Fun Facts List of Unique Dog Breeds
For purposes of imposing a consistent format at dog shows, the AKC family of breeds is divided into seven groups. The hounds, terriers, and toy dogs each have their own group. The herding dogs that move livestock are grouped together, and so are the big working dogs that pull, protect, patrol, and do other heavy work. Likewise, sporting dogs, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-breeds-dont-fit-the-mold/ | July 16, 2015
Pages List of Breeds by Group
Each of the AKC registered breeds are assigned to one of seven groups representing characteristics and functions the breeds were originally bred for. Current as of June 1, 2023 [accordion] [accordion_panel title="Herding Group"] HERDING GROUP The Herding Group, created in 1983, is the newest AKC classification; its members were formerly members of the Working Group. […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/resources/general-tips-information/dog-breeds-sorted-groups/ | August 25, 2015
Clubs & Delegates Meet The Breeds
AKC Meet The Breeds When: February 10th, 2018 Where: Piers 92 and 94, New York, NY .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden;}.video-container iframe,.video-container object,.video-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;}     From Akitas to Xoloitzcuintlis and everything in between, AKC Meet the […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/meet-the-breeds/ | October 5, 2015
Press Releases Westminster Kennel Club & American Kennel Club Set to Take Over NYC With “MEET & COMPETE”
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 15, 2015   The 2016 Event Promises to be “Bigger and Better”   New York, NY – The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club (AKC®) present Meet & Compete, featuring the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and AKC Meet the Breeds®, brought to you […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/meet-and-compete-2016/ | October 15, 2015
Press Releases 2016 National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and Royal Canin are pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2016 National Championship to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2016. The 2016 event will showcase the top national and international dogs and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2016-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | February 11, 2016
Expert Advice: News 2016 National Championship Judging Panel Now Available
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and Royal Canin are pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2016 National Championship to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2016. The 2016 event will showcase the top national and international dogs and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/2016-national-championship-judging-panel/ | February 11, 2016

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