From the rural towns of Mexico to the hillside villages of Honduras lives the Xoloitzcuintli (see Figure 36-1). This unusual breed of dog traces its lineage farther back than the Aztec Empire. Although rare, you can still find the Xolo today. The American Kennel club estimates their numbers to be nearly 30,000 worldwide: a mere whimper compared to the deafening howl of millions of Labrador Retrievers. With its hairless coat, huge ears, and occasional Mohawk, the Xolo is a frequent contestant in ugliest dog competitions. Despite these momentary humiliations, the breed is revered for its gentle personality and a somewhat surprising mythology—it has magical healing powers. Some people say the same about UX.