What do you call a mixed breed of dog? Perhaps you don't know what breed your dog really is. Most people would refer to the pup as a mutt.
Letters explaining the name change were sent to D.C. dog owners.
Via the Washington Post:
"Our new system requires a primary breed be entered. If your dog was previously entered as a ‘Mix,' the pet is now entered as a Xoloitzcuintli (a rare, hairless dog)."
According to the Washington Post, the breed finder is used in the event a dog becomes lost. But, as the Post puts it, "it's not at all clear how listing a non-Xoloitzcuintli dog as a Xoloitzcuintli—that's pronounced show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee—will help anyone find anything."