1. Dante, the dog from Coco, belongs to a breed called "Xoloitzcuintli", or just "Xolo" for short.
2. The breed's existence goes back more than 3000 years.
3. And the breed originated in Mexico.
4. According to Aztec mythology, Xoloitzcuintlis were companions to the dead during their journey to Mictlan, the underworld.
5. The most noticeable physical feature of these dogs is the absence of fur.
6. However, the American Kennel Club has accepted the version of the Xolo that has a little fur.
7. They're really, really warm.
8. They come in different sizes...
9. And it also comes in several colors. There are black, gray, and even reddish Xolos.
10. It's common for them to be missing some teeth, especially the premolar ones.
11. They were super trendy pets in Mexico in the '30s and '40s.
12. At that time, many Mexican artists kept Xolos, like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
13. However, their popularity has sadly decreased over time.
14. The Xoloitzcuintli is not the only hairless dog; there's also the Chinese Crested dog.
15. They're very loyal and mellow, but also said to be very alert in case a stranger finds their way into your home.
16. And just keep in mind that all doggos, regardless of where they're from or how they look, are good boys and girls, and they all deserve affection, respect, and love.
This post was translated from Spanish.