Lets start the video with the most famous Mexican dog breed, the Chihuahua, which is also, the smallest dog in the world. But dont be fooled by their tiny size, these little pups have big dog personalities. They are very alert, active and they love to bark. A lot.
The Chihuahua is probably very old and ancient dog breed, that evolved from already extinct Techichi dog. But the history of Chihuahua is surrounded by mystery, as there are not many records from Aztects and from the pre-colonial era.
Chihuahuas are named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where they were found in high numbers by Spanish conquistadores in 16th century.
What is interesting about Chihuahua is the variety of colors, coat types, and head types. You can truly say, that each Chihuahua is unique, as they come in almost any color possible, there are apple head, deer head and pear head Chihuahuas and each one of them can have either smooth or long coat.
If you would be interested to learn more about Chihuahua types, i am giving you link in description to my another video about this topic!
From one of the most popular breeds, to one of the rarest! The Calupoh is also known as Mexican wolfdog and indeed they are crosses between Mexican Gray Wolf and common dog. Again, its history is not very well documented, but it is believed that they are part of Mexican culture for hundreads of years and thanks to that they are considered as cultural mexican symbol.
Later, the Calupoh almost went extinct and it is almost impossible to find the original Calupoh these days. But in 1990s, a genetic project has been developed with the aim of recreating the wolfdog and save it from extinction.
The dog with one of the hardest names to pronounce is definitely the Xoloitzcuintli, also known as Mexican Hairles dog. The name is derived from the gods name Xolotl and Itzcuintli means dog in the language of Aztecs, so it is literally a gods dog.
Again, we dont know much about their history, but ceramic sculptures of hairless dogs were found in large numbers in burial sites in ancient West Mexico. It is believed, that ancient Xolos were sacrificies to gods and buried with their owner to guide their souls to the underworld.
Just like Chihuahua, even the Xoloitzcuintli has several varieties. They come in three sizes, toy, miniature and standard and they can either be completely hairless, but also coated.
4) Chamuco (Mexican Pittbul)
The Chamuco, also known as Mexican Pitbull, is the only Mexican breed with relatively short history. It was developed in 1970s by crossing the already extinct Mexican Bulldog, probably some Mexican street dogs and Staffordshire and Pit Bull Terriers.
These dogs are also known as „Devils“ and they posses very tenacious and intense personality, and very big strength and agility. Because of that, they are often times used for illegal underground dog fights..
But when they are raised with normal owner, they make great gentle, loving and absolutely faithful family companions.
5) Mexican street dog
The number five in this video is actually not a breed, but Mexican stray dogs. The problem with abandoned street dogs in Mexico is enormous. There are millions of stray dog all over the country, which are very often killed by country authorities.
Very often these dogs are treated absolutely inhumanely and cruelly. But they are still dogs capable of being the same great companions just as any other purebred dog. They deserve a chance from us, from people.
If you are from Mexico, you can always consider adopting one of the stray dogs instead of purchasing a purebred dog. And if you are not, you can consider supproting one of the rescue stations in the Mexico, for example Barb's Dog Rescue or Compassion without borders.