The Xoloitzcuintli breed is around 3000 years old and has its roots in Mexico. They were named after the god ‘Xolotl’ by ancient Aztecs. Also, this breed can be found in three sizes of toy, miniature, as well as standard. This breed has hairless as well as fur coats which makes them look good. This is the reason that they are often called Mexican hairless dogs. 

You can find them in various colour options. This breed’s overall appearance makes them intelligent, affectionate, cheerful, etc. Also, they have an elegant body with a strong and rugged structure. However, people often wonder about the dog breed group of Xoloitzcuintli. This breed belongs to a non-sporting group. Also, this breed cost $2500 – $4000. 

Breed Information

Dog SizeSmall to Medium
ColourWhite, Grey, Brown, Red
Dog Breed GroupNon Sporting
Height18-23 Inches
Weight30-55 Pounds
Coat LengthShort
Life Span14-20 years
CharacteristicsThis breed has characteristics of cheerful, companionable, aloof, smart, etc.
HistoryThe Xoloitzcuintli breed is the national treasure of Mexico and has a long history of 3000 years. They are also called by the name ‘strange hairless dogs’. It was the ancient Aztecs who named this breed after the god Xolotl. Aztecs considered this breed sacred but in modern times, this breed is great companions and watchdogs.
PersonalityThis breed is calm and aloof to strangers. However, Xoloitzcuintli is energetic, affectionate, etc. towards family members. Also, they are great watchdogs but don’t like being alone.
HealthThe Xoloitzcuintli breed is healthy but can face some health issues like infection, patellar luxation, eye issues, etc. It is important that this breed gets regular checkups.
CareThis breed is fond of long walks and can play all day. They need to have regular exercise and playtime so that they can remain healthy.
FeedingThe Xoloitzcuintli breed requires proper nutrition under supervision. They can be fed 5/8 to 1.75 cups of good food. Also, their feed should be decided according to their overall health and other factors.
Coat Color And GroomingThe Xoloitzcuintli breed usually has red, white, black, gray, liver, etc. coat color. But their short coat results in easy grooming. They need minimal grooming, occasional bath, timely nail trims, etc.
Relationship with Children And Other PetsThis breed is family-oriented and is friendly with children. Also, the Xoloitzcuintli breed gets along with other pets if they have grown up with them.
Temperament and TrainingThe Xoloitzcuintli breed is affectionate, energetic, smart, etc. But they do need consistent training to have defined boundaries. Also, making them sociable at an early age can help them to adjust to any situation. These watchdogs are judicious barkers as well.
PriceAround $2500 - $4000

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