7: Non Sporting
Level: Very High
Function: Religious and Medicinal Purpose. It is unique
in the fact that it is a product of natural selection, created and
moulded by environmental adaptation, rather than selective breeding.
The Xolo’s traits of type are traits of self-preservation.
& Characteristics: Hairlessness The Xoloitzcuintle
is known to be apprehensive/suspicious towards strangers, this usually
disappears with age BUT all puppies MUST be socialised from 3 months
old. As youngsters Xolos can be stubborn and unruly and require
a lot of time and training with discipline and a set routine, as
adults they are dignified and elegant being very loyal. Xoloitzcuintle
are intelligent, friendly, and alert, as a primitive working breed,
the Xolo possess the hardiness of a feral dog, the keen senses of
a hunting breed, the fearlessness and natural reserve of a working
breed, and the unwavering loyalty of the most well bred companion.
for: Active people who have the time to spend with the
breed and promote the breed ( The breed is rare worldwide numbering
4- 5 thousand)
12 - 16 yrs
Aware: Dogs skin must be moisturised daily and protected
from the sun with sun coats and shaded areas.
Standard Variety: From 46 to 60 cm, tolerance
of +2 cm in top quality dogs.
Intermediate Variety: From 36 to 45 cm.
Miniature Variety: From 25 to 35 cm.
Hairless variety: Solid, uniform, dark
colours are preferred. The range includes black, blackish
grey, slate grey, dark grey, reddish, liver, bronze, and blond.
There may also be spots of any colour, including white or
It can have any colour or combination of colours in different
tones. The hair may be of any length and texture, covering
the entire body.
Two Types Coated and Hairless
Skin should be moisturised to protect from sun spots and hard skin,
coated dogs should receive a groom with the daily health checks
Appearance: The Xolo is a rare and primitive breed formed
in response to natural selection. The breed occurs naturally in
two varieties, hairless and coated. The hairless dog is a very attractive
dog; the most important characteristic is the complete or almost
complete lack of any hair, with a smooth and soft skin. The hairless
should never be hairy or possess long, wavy or wire hair. It is
moderate in all aspects of its appearance, conveying, strength,
agility and elegance. The coated should appear the same proportions
but with coat!
Pronunciation: Show- low-its-queen-tli
The Xoloitzcuintle is more commonly
known as the Mexican Hairless, or Xolo.
The Xolo is one of the worlds oldest and rarest breeds dating back
over 3,000 years. Artifacts and clay pottery of this ancient breed
has been found in the tombs of Colima, Mayan, Aztec Indians. They
were highly prized for their loyalty, intelligence, curative and
mystical powers, and they are now considered a natural treasure
It is said that ancient peoples used these dogs as a form of early
heating pad for their aches and pains.
The Xolo today is being acknowledged with increased interest, for
there companion ship, loyalty, cleanliness and flexibility to do
it all! They make great companions, show, agility, obedience, therapy
and service dogs.
Weekly bathing and skin exfoliation essential
At least an hour a day is required to keep the breed in tip top
condition both mentally and physically
No known health issues with the breed, however a good breeder will
carry out Hip and Elbow x-rays and have yearly eye exams.