Xylophone. Xerox. These are the popular words of today (well, yesterday as I’m a day behind) in the A to Z Challenge. I laugh in the face of your common words, and instead raise you Xoloitzcuintli.
I confess: I am have not been a fan of hairless dogs; this could be due to the fact that they require sunscreen and are high maintenance to a certain extent, or to the fact that I’m so used to having my apartment completely infused with dog hair because Arie sheds so much that it just wouldn’t be normal without it. Still, this breed is a little larger than the tiny toy options you usually in hairless dogs, so I have to give them some credit. They would also be great for allergy sufferers, or for someone who isn’t committed to a love affair with their vacuum, as I have to be to deal with the shed-inator. They also got their first debut at Westminster this year, and since I mentioned the Kennel Club in my W post, I thought it might be nice to name drop it here as well. At the time of the show, I wrote an article about the new breeds in the herding group on my Examiner page, so I couldn’t give true face time to the Xoloitzcuintli until now.
Have you seen a hairless dog in person? I haven’t, and I’m very curious about them–Are they as odd in person as they are on the screen? Do you have one? If so, what drew you to the hairless breed?