FOXI3 Gene mutation for hairless dogs. Musings.

Above: Mexican Pottery of the ancient type hairless dogs. Below: Ruthie, My hairless xolo. I have mentioned Mexico 3-4k years ago in previous posts. I am speculating on possible uses of the foxi3 when it popped up. There is an AKC breed called “Xoloitzquintle” or Xolo, so I am specifically using small x “xolo” as

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Chinese Crested Foundations; a Manufactured Breed

 Ollie, My Powderpuff Chinese Crested age 3.5 It has been thoroughly debunked that the CC is Chinese in origin. In fact, the FOXI3 gene that is the foundation of  the Crested breed, is the gene with the hairless mutation. This mutation was definitively proved to have originated in Mexico almost 4,000 years ago. No instance

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What is a landrace dog? The AKC, Basenjis, and me.

http://mathildasanthropologyblog.wordpress.com/category/archaeology/page/2/ I used to be in awe of the AKC and learned its system thoroughly. I loved gathering on a weekend afternoon and showing my dog, traveling around the east coast to go to shows near my home in D.C. I remember the maps for country roads in PA, MA, MD,  (probably now replaced by

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The FOXI3 Gene Mutation Causing Pattern Baldness in Dogs 1.

Part One: The Origin of the FOXI3 Mutation for Pattern Baldness.  The locus of the baldness gene was discovered by Tosso Leeb of Basel Switzerland and was first published about in 2008.(Here is contact info)The FOXI3 gene does hair in dogs and other animals. The vast majority of dogs have hair, but once about 3-

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A layman’s Quick Look at the FOXI3 Gene and its Mutation Causing Pattern Baldness in Dogs. part 2

Part Two: Common Phenotypes of the FOXI3 Hh combination. I find the old books with pictures of the Xolo or alternatively, the Chinese Crested in which they look alike, to be fascinating. They lead me to speculate about their interconnections. They also had a wide range of hairiness on the Hh gene that is now

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