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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Big Chihuahuas are Deer Chihuahuas and both are, most likely, Techichi Dogs

I had gotten away from using the “deer” adjective for chihuahuas, but I don’t know why. Maybe because so many akc types say, “There is no such thing as a deer Chihuahua, there are only the short coat and long coated varieties of Chihuahua”. Well, the AKC has no such type of Chihuahua, but that

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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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Canine Diversity Project

August 2011. A cat walks by off camera. I was checking out the responders to one of the posts on Borderwars, Bonnie Dalzell,  and I found this wiki project for dogs. http://dogdimension.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=shared:purebreddogs21stc It made me so happy, I could cry. I had independently reached so many of the same conclusions just through my layman’s reading

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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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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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