What is a landrace dog? The AKC, Basenjis, and me.

http://mathildasanthropologyblog.wordpress.com/category/archaeology/page/2/ I used to be in awe of the AKC and learned its system thoroughly. I loved gathering on a weekend afternoon and showing my dog, traveling around the east coast to go to shows near my home in D.C. I remember the maps for country roads in PA, MA, MD,  (probably now replaced by

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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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Mystery of my Hairless Chihuahua

The Mystery of My Hairless Chihuahua:  Applehead and Deerhead Chihuahuas? When I got interested in Chihuahuas about 7 years ago, I Googled them a lot.  Practically the first thing I noticed was that people kept asking Chihuahua forums about the “deerhead” as opposed to the “applehead” Chihuahua. The answer was always, “there is no such

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