If you own a Xoloitzcuintle (Xolo for short or Mexican Hairless Dog in English) we aren’t sure how you will go about pronouncing its breed name to every person that stops you in the street…but by the frequency of times you will get stopped, you are sure to get better at it soon! There sure are lots of unusual things about this breed.
One thing is certain; own a Xoloitzcuintle (or Xolo for short) and your dog will be the center of attention. It is one of the oldest breeds in the world and comes mostly in a hairless variety, which is in highest demand. Believe it or not, the hairless versions are usually also missing a few teeth!
If you are after a dog that is hairless and missing teeth but is uniquely beautiful with an amazing temperament, this breed might be right for you. They come in three different sizes, so you have plenty of options to choose from.
Xoloitzcuintles are calm, noble, friendly intelligent dogs with a sensible touch. They adjust well to new situations and are very attached to their owners. They will never want to leave your side and due to their size and lovely temperament, you will be able to take them anywhere. As long as they can be with you, they will be happy to stay by your side. You will have a great watchdog and friend who loves to run and play with you, with other dogs – or just anybody who will chase them.
Hairless Xoloitzcuintles needs to be protected from strong sun exposure and from the cold. But you rarely will see a flea on them as there is simply no coat to live in. The haired version just requires regular brushing and is a little less complicated to look after.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||low|