Beauty’s in the eye of the owner

Lynette Lancaster with her Xoloitzcuintle dogs Greta and Xonja, who will appear at this weekend’s Dareton Kennel Club Show at Wentworth Showgrounds.  Picture: Carmel Zaccone
Lynette Lancaster with her Xoloitzcuintle dogs Greta and Xonja, who will appear at this weekend’s Dareton Kennel Club Show at Wentworth Showgrounds. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

THEY might not be considered the cutest pup, but breeder Jacqi Dinis does not shy away from bragging about her unique canine pack.

Ms Dinis, from Western Australia, breeds Xoloitzcuintle dogs, which is an ancient breed dating back 3500 years.

The breed, which originated in Mexico and has been allowed to evolve without human intervention, comes in hairless and coated varieties and Ms Dinis said can be aloof.

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