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17 Latin Dog Breeds You Should Beg Your Mom To Let You Have

When we think of Latinx culture, we don’t typically think of pets as the first thing central to our household lifestyle. With thousands of dogs in need of a home, here are some Latin American dog breeds for you and your mom to aww over and who knows, maybe she would even cave in and be up to adopt.

1. Peruvian Hairless Dog

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Known for being loyal and loving, the Peruvian Hairless dog will surely the best part of your day. Fun fact: perceived as an Incan dog, they were also kept as pets during Pre-Inca cultures.

2. Uruguayan Cimarrón

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As the only native dog of Uruguay, people take great pride when having the Cimarrón as a pet. They make excellent candidates in dog competitions as well as for hunting and guarding.

3. Argentine Dogo

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Strong and smart, the Dogo Argentino is one reliable breed where it is willing to protect its human companion and show off a brave attitude.

4. Chihuahua

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Tiny but mighty, Chihuahuas tend to put up on heck of a fight, whether when playing with other dogs or chasing off humans. If you have a spunky personality, then this breed may be for you.

5. Brazilian Mastiff

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The Brazilian Mastiff has great tracking abilities and is very good at being a guard dog. They will always have you feeling safe while making a great cuddle buddy.

6. Chilean Fox Terrier

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It takes a while for this breed to warm to you but once it does, it is non-stop loving. They are growing popular in South America too so they might be even easier to spot out.

7. Havanese

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Add on extra cheer to your life with a Cuban native Havanese dog. They can adapt to their surroundings so they are the perfect companion no matter where you are.

8. Brazilian Terrier

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Smart and playful, the Brazilian Terrier is a dog that is always on the go. Definitely one you take for a run or some exercise.

9. Xoloitzcuintle

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Also known as the Mexican Hairless Dog, this is a rare breed that has been around for a long time. Known for its hyper personality, they are quite fun for the outgoing.

10. Double-Nosed Andean Tiger Hound

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Double the nose, double the pros. First, by having the Double Nosed Andean Tiger Hound, you would have a rare breed from Bolivia. Second, their nose is what makes them special as no other breed is like them.

11. Mucuchí

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This breed is well known for its white coat and for always being alert. They don’t call them the Venezuelan Sheepdog for nothing.

12. Guatemalan Dogo

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Guatemala’s national dog, they are not only for companionship but also to serve and guard their families. They are also open to the friends of families bring your loved ones to meet this furry friend.

13. Ecuadorian Hairless Dog

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Coming from the Peruvian Hairless Dog, it is now one of the rarest breeds of dogs. Its body proportions allow it to be considered an elegant animal, and perhaps can reflect its shine on its owner.

14. Mexican Pitbull

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Also known as Chamuco, the origin gives the meaning “devil” to represent its fierce personality. A fighting dog, it can remain friendly and confident around humans.

15. Magellan Sheepdog

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The Magellan Sheepdog can handle a lot of outdoor activities, such as snow temperatures, traveling long distance, and, as noted in its name, is able to herd sheep.

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16. Argentine Pila Dog

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Due to its small size, Argentine Pila Dog is able to adapt into the apartment life quite easily. This makes the dog breed very easy to train.

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17. Rastreador Brasileiro

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Not usually kept as a pet, the Rastreador Brasileiro is a hunting dog that should not be near children and the elderly. However, with enough patience, they can be trained.


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From Rodent Hair To Poop, The FDA Legally Allows Factories To Have A Small Amount Of These In Your Food

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From Rodent Hair To Poop, The FDA Legally Allows Factories To Have A Small Amount Of These In Your Food

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If this is the first you’re hearing of this, you might want to just plan on skipping your next meal. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets a legal minimum for the amount of “food defects” a consumer can reasonably come to expect from their food purchases. Growing up Latino, the bulk of your food probably came from Costco, where every apple is encased in plastic and the food feels pretty sterile. Never have we found a bug in anything from the holy grail of Costco.

No matter where you do your grocery shopping, often, you can’t even see the rodent hairs or disembodied insects in your food. But the FDA knows it’s there, and the agency is trying to keep your cafecito at a minimum of just 10 mg of animal poop per pound.

Along with a small dose of mierda, you’re also looking at 4% to 6% of your coffee beans being moldy or insect-infested.

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Talk about a witches’ brew. Your cafecito brew in the morning is basically the same potion our ancestors made for their enemies. Café Mierda, que rico. It makes sense though. Coffee is grown in the humid, tropical countries of much of our people. That mold creates mycotoxins which are toxic chemicals, the most common of which in coffee is a powerful carcinogen. The second most common mycotoxin found in coffee is Ochratochin A, which can deplete dopamine and cause cell death in your brain. Some say that we’re exposed to small amounts of toxins no matter what we do, but others suggest listening to your body. We all react differently to different stimuli.

Worse still is that there might be up to an eyedropper full of blood and pus in that leche.

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Cows that are used for dairy are kept forcibly impregnated their whole lives so that they can produce milk. Once they begin the very natural process of lactation, their calves are sent away, and they’re hooked up to metal milking machines. The irritation from those machines causes mastitis, which is an infection of the udder. That means that those machines are milking infectious pus along with the milk. According to the USDA, 16.5% of cows used for their milk are suffering from mastitis.

This is so common that the FDA legally allows up to 750 million pus cells in every liter of milk. That’s about an eyedropper full of pus. Cafe sin leche, por favor.

Insects might not perk up your spices, but they’re there anyway.

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Paprika is allowed to be comprised of up to 20% mold. Let’s face it. Latinos are more comfortable with mold than your average Becky. We just slice that moldy part off the bread and make toast like it’s a no-brainer. For some reason, when we learn the government is allowing us to eat mold without our consent, it feels gross. If you’re not grossed out yet, you should know your typical spice jar of paprika is likely to have 225 tiny limbs or heads of dismembered insects, and over 30 rodent hairs.

This all makes sense if you try to reconnect to our food system.

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Access to food on a daily basis looks like walking down illuminated, refrigerated grocery aisles, and choosing between plastic wrapped chicken breast, or plastic-wrapped Beyond burgers. Root vegetables like carrots are being misted every twenty minutes and look so clean and fresh. When we remember where, or who, all these products come from, it’s easier to imagine why insects may have hopped a ride from the farm to to your plate. Produce is of the earth, and harvest season may be the buggiest season of the year, depending on the crop.

That said, food safety specialist Ben Chapmen told CNN that he looks at insects in your food “as a yuck factor versus a risk factor. Insect parts are gross, but they don’t lead to foodborne illnesses.” More dangerous for human health is when plastic, stone or metal ends up in a food harvest, which is why processed food goes under x-rays and metal detectors.

You can control the amount of feces and rodent hair in your food when you buy as fresh food as possible.

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Instead of using a can of corn, buy fresh corn on the cob. You might just see the insects crawling out of the cob as you start to peel the corn, and rinse away all the mierda you can. Technically, the FDA is more concerned with regulating the amount of insect larvae in your cans of sweet corn. That said, 5% of corn husks used for tamales are expected to be moldy and insect-infested. Careful with your fresh tortillas though, because the FDA allows an average of one whole insect per quarter cup of cornmeal. Is it racism? We can’t say.

Halloween Is Almost Here So We Gathered Up The Best Costumes For Your Favorite Puppy Chulo

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Halloween Is Almost Here So We Gathered Up The Best Costumes For Your Favorite Puppy Chulo

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Halloween is meant to be celebrated by all: adults, kids, babies, and, yes, pets. In our house, we give out doggy treats to all those little dogs that come by in costume — it’s only fair. We have no idea if dogs like to get dressed up on Halloween, but they are such good sports about it. And they look so cute! 

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be freaking out about what sort of costume you should pick out for your little family member, well, we’re to help. Here’s a roundup of the best (and cutest) costumes for your dog. 

Special delivery from the UPS dog. 

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Your neighbors will love this costume! Buy it for less than $15. Please handle this package with care. 

Taco Tuesday is for dogs (and cats) too. 

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Just make sure you don’t include real food or take a bite. This cute costume is only $15. 

The holy furry ghost

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You cannot go wrong with a white bed sheet. Hopefully, your pup doesn’t shake it off. Also, don’t walk near a mirror, you don’t want to scare your dog. 

May the Ewok be with you. 

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Every dog deserves to be a Star Wars hero. You can be Princess Laia or Prince Luke!

Harry Puppy

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Harry Potter would have loved to have a dog, don’t you think? Now he has one. All you need for this costume is a baby scarf and a pair of gag glasses, and you’re set. 

Welcome to Jurassic (dog) Park

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This costume comes in all sizes and is just $25. Be sure to have the Jurassic Park theme music playing wherever you go. 

Your best sidekick

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If you’re Batman for Halloween, you’re going to need a sidekick, so naturally, it should be Robin. This costume is just $13!

A martini straight up.

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Work with what you got and dress up your doggy in a way that will make you and them feel good. You cannot go wrong with this DIY look. Just don’t drink and walk your dog. 

Snoop doggy dog, but the original.

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Your dog might not be able to rap, but that doesn’t mean they can’t bark like a rap star. Also, be sure you don’t overstep on the cultural appropriation. 

Two’s a charm over the rainbow.

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If you dress up as the Wicked Witch of the East you’re all set to take a walk down the yellow brick road.

Your wonder dog to the rescue!

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If you got a plastic bag and a Wonder Bread logo from your own load of bread, then you got yourself a great costume. It’ll be the best thing since sliced bread. 

Half ninja turtle/half dog

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All you need is a turkey foil tin, tie it to its back, and you got a crime fighter on your hands. 

Ghost-pupster

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Sure you can get this costume for just $16, but all you really need is a yellow shirt and a little backpack. 

Old town road, but for dogs

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There’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s all bite and no bark, so you better lookout.

A magical one-of-a-kind costume.

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Have you seen anything cuter than yarn as hair? Mark our own words, the unicorn costume will be the biggest hit this Halloween season. Click here for the DIY directions. 

Your own Beanie Babies!

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This might be the easiest costume yet, and the cutest too, just don’t try and sell them. They’re not actually stuffed animals. 

Create your own rodeo.

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No one will get hurt with this costume as long as you use a dummy for a person. Also, it’s just $16!

A bite-size kiss.

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If you love chocolate as much as your dog, this costume is for you. 

Pooping is optional. 

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If your dog poops while walk down the street on Halloween night, no one will blame you for it. You did give them a warning. 

Cha Cha Chia – pet

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We hope your dog is not one of those that eats plants, but if they are, then they might return home naked. 

This Coke is for you. 

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The costume also comes with zero calories and caffeine-free. 

Happy Halloween to you and your pup!

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