Hairless Dogs: The Naked Truth

Hairless Dogs The Naked Truth, a book by Amy Fernandez and Kelly Rhae Self-Published, 1999 available at Amazon Although I have mentioned this book a couple of times before, I have never reviewed it.This review is actually a summary of my opinions on the whole subject. The Hairless Gene comes from Mexico. I absolutely love

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Native American Dogs

www.techichi.org is my current blog. Please visit and look at the techichi slideshow gallery. I am not posting over here any more, so come visit my new blog!!! Wherein I first push the idea of deer chihuahuas as possible direct descendents of the old techichis since there has been a virtually unbroken historical record of

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Mystery of my Hairless Chihuahua- Solved!

I first started a blog of the same name in 2009, but on a different carrier.  I had recently come into a 3 month old, “Mexican Hairless Chihuahua”. I had known about these dogs for decades because my family took a vacation in Mexico the summer of 1955-56. We were driving down the Western side

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Mutts All: Breeding against the Acronyms

Hi Folks This is probably my last post on this blog. My transition to techichi.org is almost complete.The title of the blog, Techichis, Itzquintle and Dingos points to the major conclusion I have reached through the course of researching and writing this blog. I learned how to blog on this blog.I started on google Blogger,

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Itzquintle and Techichi

I love to muse on American dog prehistory. What genes did the early dogs bring with them?  Were they primarily dogwolves, not much changed from the wolf in looks, except for size? (It appears small dogs were cultivated from the very earliest days- probably from small Middle Eastern wolves as their wolf stock.) Did they

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The Philosophy of Dog.

Day of the Dead Dog, commercially available online Everyone who has an opinion about dogs bases the opinion on his/her belief system about dogs. Many dog owners have very simple belief systems about dogs. Some believe dogs are their surrogate children. This belief affects every behavior toward the dog. Some people believe they should have

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