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Dog Breeds List X-Y-Z

Here is the dog breeds list X-Y-Z.  It's quite a short page! There are not many dog breeds whose names start with the letters X, Y or Z. BUT we have done our best, and researched the currently available breeds.

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Dog Breeds List X-Y-Z

Xoloitzcuintli
(Mexican Hairless)

Also called Mexican Hairless

Origins: Mexico
Size: Small or Toy; Miniature and Standard Size
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 5;  AKC:  Nonsporting;  CKC:  Nonsporting;  KC:  Utility;  UKC:  Sighthound & Pariah

This is a very ancient breed, over 3,000 years old, and was worshipped by the Aztecs. The Mexican name 'Xoloitzcuintli' is pronounced 'show-low-eats-queen-tlee', often shortened simply to 'Xolo' (pronounced 'show-low'). Confusingly, there are 3 sizes - Toy, Miniature and Standard,  AND they can be hairless OR with hair. This page is about the hairless breed.

This is an intelligent and sensitive breed, and needs company and mental stimulation. They do best when they can play with another dog or 2, are included in the family group, and are allowed to spend time and sleep indoors.

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Yorkipoo hybrid dog

A small Yorkipoo dog sitting on a dark brown armchair

Origins: USA
Size: Small
Grooming: Easy to Average
Training: Easy to Average
Recognition:  None - hybrid dog

A Yorkipoo is a 'designer' dog resulting from crossing a pure-bred Yorkshire Terrier with a Toy or Miniature Poodle. They are very affectionate, and suitable for apartment dwellers as long as they are socialized enough to minimize their barking. They are best suited to owners who work from home or are retired, so that the dog is not left on its own for long.

This dog is bright, confident and bursting with energy. They are very affectionate, and love being with their 'family'. The terrier genes give the confidence, but the Poodle genes make the Yorkipoo more mellow than many small dogs.

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Yorkshire Terrier

Origins: England
Size: Small
Grooming: Average to Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI:Group 3 Terrier,  AKC: Toys,  ANKC: Toys,  CKC: Toys,  KC: Toys,  NZKC: Toys,  UKC: Companion

Bold, affectionate, bright and fearless are words often used to describe the Yorkie’s personality. They enjoy adventures as well as snuggles, but they still maintain the terrier part of their temperament, which means they can be feisty and vocal. Possessing a very dominant character, they will not hesitate to stand up for their rights, even if it means attacking a dog twice their size.

Some Yorkies are great off leash, but since they are terriers and have that terrier mentality, they shouldn’t be left off leash until they have a firm recall.  They are small and fast and if something catches their eye, you can lose your little guy in an instant.

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Yugoslavian Herder

A Yugoslav Herder dog sitting down on a patch of grass, looking at the camera, with bare earth in the backgroundYugoslavian Herder

Also called Illyrian Sheepdog, Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog;
Macedonian Sheepdog, Illyrian Shepherd Dog,  Illyrian Sheepdog

Origins: Macedonia/Serbia/Kosovo
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 2,  CKC: Miscellaneous,  UKC: Guardian

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Zapadno-Sibirskaia Laika

A West Siberian Laika standing in grass, looking to the leftZapadno-Sibirskaia Laika or West Siberian Laika

Also called West Siberian Laika

Origins: Russia
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5

Zwergpinscher

A Zwergpinscher standing on a sandy beach with blue sea in the backgroundZwergpinscher or Miniature Pinscher

Also called Miniature Pinscher

Origins: Germany
Size: Small
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 2,  AKC: Toys,  ANKC: Toys,  CKC: Toys,  KC: Toys,  NZKC: Toys,  UKC: Companion

Zwergschnauzer

A Zwergschnauzer sitting down, looking up to the right, against a white backgroundZwergschnauzer or Miniature Schnauzer

Also called Miniature Schnauzer

Origins: Germany
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 2, AKC: Terrier,  ANKC:  Utility,  CKC:  Terrier, KC:  Utility, NZKC:  Utility, UKC:  Terrier

Zwergspitz

A fluffy Zwergspitz standing indoors on a mat, with some green trees in the backgroundZwergspitz or Pomeranian

Also called Pomeranian

Origins: Germany
Size: Small
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI: Group 5,  AKC: Toys,  ANKC: Toys,  CKC: Toys,  KC: Toys,  NZKC: Toys,  UKC: Companion

Did I Miss a Breed?

With so many dog breeds in this world, there is a good chance I may have omitted one or more. First of all, I will apologize for that omission, especially if your dog was the one I forgot.  Secondly, won't you take the time to send me a quick note, letting me know what dog breed should be on this page?

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