Mexico's favourite 'ugly dog' sells for nearly £4,000

Would you pay that much for a pet?

Everyone knows that designer brands can be hard on your wallet, and if you want a designer breed of dog, it could cost you.

In Mexico, people are paying upwards of $5,000 (£3,800) for the award winning Xoloitzcuintle.

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Of course those awards at dog shows are in the ugliest category, but still, an award is an award.

The Xolos are thought to have been a breed created in Mexico some 3000 years ago.

Luckily the dog is hairless, so shedding isn't a problem!

While one typically thinks of the chihuahua as the favorite dog in Mexico, it turns out the Xolos have long been a favourite of the elites in Mexican culture.

Frida Kahlo had more than one Xolo and they are even embodied in her works of art.

However, there are some people who love the dog to an extreme level. Miguel Retana told the Los Angeles Times that the dogs are 'magical'.

Which probably explains why he owns 46 of them, and his wife even left him because he loved the dogs more than her.

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