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Spot the Dog!

Ruff! Can you spot the UK’s most unusual dog breed?

A brand-new brainteaser has Brits chasing their tails, with the average person taking 24 seconds to find the lesser known Xoloitzcuintle amongst the well-known breeds.

Pronounced ‘show-low-eats-queent-lee’, the Xoloitzcuintle, or Xolo, is more commonly known as a Mexican hairless dog. They are known for their lack of hair and inquisitive temperament.

There is one hidden amongst the popular breeds in the puzzle below. Can you spot the Xolo in the picture?

No luck? Scroll down to reveal the answer.

This fun brainteaser was created by Natures Menu, the UK’s number one for raw and natural pet food, to celebrate National Dog Day earlier this week.

Recent research from Natures Menu reveals that not only has the number of dog owners increased since March 2020, but that over two-thirds of pet parents believe their pooches are happier now than they were before lockdown began.

James Langan, Managing Director of Natures Menu said: “With the number of people owning dogs increasing since lockdown began, we have discovered the UK’s most popular dog breeds and the most unusual. Whilst many people have opted for a Cockapoo, Border Collie, Cocker Spaniel or Labrador, we have also seen some unusual dog breeds joining new pet parents. According to research from the Natures Menu database - Affenpinscher, Akbash, Bolognese and even a Xoloitzcuintle. We wanted to create a light-hearted brainteaser to provide Brits with a challenge – and who doesn’t love looking at dogs!”

The top 10 unusual dog breeds emerging this year:

1. Xoloitzcuintle

2. Affenpinscher

3. Akbash

4. Pumi

5. Hokkaido

6. Drever

7. Pharaoh Hound

8. Tamaskan

9. Griffon Nivernais

10. Estrela Mountain Dog

Top 10 most popular dogs this year:

1. Cockapoo

2. Labrador Retriever

3. French Bulldog

4. German Shepherd

5. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

6. Cocker Spaniel

7. Jack Russell Terrier

8. Golden Retriever

9. Springer Spaniel

10. Pug

Natures Menu specialises in raw and natural dog and cat food made with fully traceable quality meats and fish, blended vegetables, fruits, and healthy carbohydrates - and uses British suppliers and ethical product sources wherever possible.

To find out more about Natures Menu or to order for convenient direct-to-door delivery, please visit

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