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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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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Why the hairless dog is not the underlying breed, but grafted onto it.

As the hairless gene does not define the actual breed, but only a hairless version of the breed, the Xolo breeders are the tail waving the dog. The hairless gene (Hh) can be imported to any line of dogs. Take a couple of Mexican Xolos to Peru and breed to the local spotted hound type

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Hairless Chihuahuas- and Hairy Chinese Cresteds

My conclusion that the Powderpuff Chinese Crested is the genuine breed and the hairless CC is a variation has been met without a protest, so far, but I expect someone will come along and argue with me about it, sooner or later, because it is a point no one has really discussed. Is it possible

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More on the Chinese Crested Powderpuff Dog

 1886 from an out of copyright book “Dogs, Illustrated” Right now, there is only one version of the Chinese Crested Dog that counts as the proper type. This perfect type dog has a hairless body and neck, with flowing hair on the lower legs, tip of the tail and the “Crest” itself is like a

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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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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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