Native American Dog Breeding vs the Eugenics Movement in Breeding Dogs

If one inquires academia about “native American dogs”, the response is that there are no more nAds. They were overwhelmed by Euro dogs. They died of diseases the Euro-dogs brought in. Though I can’t find the actual sources that make those claims, they seem to be dogma. (nAd: native American dog is not a breed

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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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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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The Pleistocenic Imagination is Alive and Well….

“How the Dog Became the Dog”  Mark Derr Mark Derr a wonderful doggie writer in my favorite area, the ancient history of dogs, has published a new book, “How the Dog Became the Dog“. This is better than the year “Women Who Run With the Wolves” came out. Or even “The Wolf” by David Mech,

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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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Rez Dog Types: Xolos and Iztquintles

A Xolo and an Itzquintle from the same litter. Photo from Wikipedia. Xoloitztquintles are the naked dogs of Mexico, but what do you call the hairy version? One of  my Xolo friends in Mexico recently told me that the hairy version of the Xolo (which are born into every litter with 1 or 2 naked

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