Mexican Hairless Star of the Show

The Xoloitzcuintli, the national dog of Mexico, is one of six new breeds chosen to take part in the Westminster Kennel Club show.  

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    The Mexican Hairless dog, whose roots date back 3,000 years to Mexico, was among six breeds picked as eligible to compete at the coveted Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show next month in Manhattan.
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Namina, a Xoloitzcuintli (L), and Eowyn, a Norwegian Lundehund attend American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs for 2010 at American Kennel Club Offices on January 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for American Kennel Club)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Namina, a Xoloitzcuintli dog attends American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs for 2010 at American Kennel Club Offices on January 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for American Kennel Club)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Namina, a Xoloitzcuintli (C-L), and Eowyn (C-R), a Norwegian Lundehund attend American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs for 2010 at American Kennel Club Offices on January 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for American Kennel Club)
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     Namina, left, a Mexican Xoloitzcuintli, and Eowyn, a Norwegian Lundehund, during a news conference at the The American Kennel Club in New York. Six breeds will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Newly registered breeds announced, the Norwegian Lundehund, the Entlebucher Mountain dog, and the Xoloitzcuintli dog, along with one of the most popular breeds, a Golden Retriever, seen as American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs for 2010 at American Kennel Club Offices on January 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for American Kennel Club)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Newly registered breeds announced, the Norwegian Lundehund, the Entlebucher Mountain dog, and the Xoloitzcuintli dog seen as American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs for 2010 at American Kennel Club Offices on January 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for American Kennel Club)
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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Namina, a Xoloitzcuintli dog, attends American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs for 2010 at American Kennel Club Offices on January 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for American Kennel Club)
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    Cesky terrier. Six breeds will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at Westminster. (AP Photo/Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show)
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    Entlebucher mountain dog. Six breeds will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at Westminster. (AP Photo/Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show)
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    Finnish Lapphund. Six breeds will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at Westminster. 
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     American English coonhound. Six breeds will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at Westminster. 
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