Breeding Landrace Dogs- preliminary thoughts.

I have some ideas about breeding landrace types. I have written other posts about it, but think I will write a new one pretty soon. I have found that dog breeders are a stubborn bunch as far as learning new points of view are concerned. I don’t know who my readers are, and some may

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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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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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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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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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