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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
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 NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SERIES FINALS & NATIONAL ALL-BREED PUPPY & JUNIOR STAKES JUDGING PANELS NOW AVAILABLE
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panels for the 2024 National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Finals and the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. The […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2024-national-owner-handled-series-finals-national-breed-puppy-junior-stakes-judging-panels-now-available/ | May 31, 2024
Dachshunds, one of each variety, together in a field.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds How Is a Dog’s Coat Length and Type Inherited?
What makes your dog's coat long, short, straight, curly, wiry or silky? Most coat types are determined by genes at just three genetic locations.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/dogs-coat-length-type/ | April 9, 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/ | March 25, 2024
French Bulldog sitting on the couch home alone.
Expert Advice: News The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2023
Based on American Kennel Club registration statistics, we rank the most popular dog breeds in America each year. The French Bulldog takes the No. 1 spot!
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/most-popular-dog-breeds-2023/ | March 20, 2024
Pages Previously Aired AKC Judges Education Webinars
[accordion] [accordion_panel title="2024"] Below you will find recording links and resources for webinars that aired in 2024. Once you click the recording link, you will be asked to enter your name and email address in order to access the recording. Review and FAQ's on Conformation Judging Procedures, Policies and Guidelines Tuesday, January 16, 2024 View […]
https://www.akc.org/public-education/akc-education-webinar-series/previously-aired-akc-judges-education-webinars/ | March 15, 2024
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
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
In our award-winning Down and Back: Stories From the American Kennel Club Archives dog podcast, now in Season Four, 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 material, oral histories, interviews, and more, the show brings dog […]
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
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Meet the Winner of the 2023 AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes
Meet "Granger" the Rottweiler, 12.5 month-old winner of the 2023 AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy & Junior Stakes.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/winner-2023-puppy-stakes/ | December 16, 2023
Sports & Events Fast CAT Invitational: Best of Breed
    2023 AKC Fast CAT Invitational Best of Breed Winners Results as of 12/15/23 3:11PM ***All official and final results will be posted following the conclusion of the event*** Breed Call Name Owner Final Time Airedale Terrier Oliver Lauren Combs 7.754 Alaskan Klee Kai Isla Cheryl Simpson 8.746 Alaskan Malamute McKinley Nadaga Poist 8.645 […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/coursing/fast-cat/fast-cat-invitational/fast-cat-invitational-event-coverage-bestofbreeddiv/ | November 1, 2023
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs Sense When People Are Going to Die?
Can dogs sense death? Ask any group of dog lovers, and they can give you example after example. But is it just a coincidence, or can they tell?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-sense-death/ | October 16, 2023
Expert Advice: Health Choosing Probiotics for Your Dog: Boosting Health and Well-Being
We know and love probiotics for people, but what about probiotics for dogs? Probiotics have many benefits, from better skin to a stronger immune system.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/choosing-probiotics-for-your-dog/ | September 11, 2023
Expert Advice: Breed History Primitive Dog Breeds: Understanding These Ancient Aboriginal Canines
"Primitive," "aboriginal," "village," and "landrace" are a few of the terms archaeologists use to describe the world's oldest canine breeds. But what does it mean if a dog breed is primitive?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/primitive-dog-breeds/ | August 4, 2023
English Cocker Spaniel sitting on a rug near the door.
Expert Advice: Training Teaching Your Dog Not to Door Dart
Does your dog dart out the door as soon as it's opened? This behavior is very dangerous, but alternative behaviors can help them react appropriately.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teaching-your-dog-not-to-door-dart/ | July 24, 2023

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