NEWS OF THE WEIRD

You'd Better Know Your Breed

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Washington, D.C., began registering its dogs this year by their primary breeds and, faced with many owners who claimed not to know their dog's heritage, quixotically settled on the Mexican hairless dog, or "xoloitzcuintli" (pronounced "show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee," according to The Washington Post) as the breed to be listed in city records for those dogs. An official said the decision might encourage owners to learn more about their dog's breed.

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