The Xoloitzcuintli dog breed–sometimes called the Mexican Hairless or just Xolo–may well have descended from the first dogs to set paw on the North American continent. In their native Mexico and Central America, they were popular “doctors”–the heat given off by their bodies providing comfort to people with arthritis and other ailments. People still like to cuddle with them today! See below for complete characteristics of Xoloitzcuintlis!Xoloitzcuintlis Dog Breed Pictures Xoloitzcuintli Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & FactsInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog

Watch and learn about Xoloitzcuintli dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Xoloitzcuintli Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Xoloitzcuintli Dog Companion Dogs 1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 11 inches tall at the shoulder 10 to 50 pounds 14 to 20 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 1 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 1 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 4 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Size.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Xoloitzcuintli is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Xoloitzcuintli has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 11 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

10 to 50 pounds

Life Span

14 to 20 years

Highlights

The Xolo comes in three different sizes, so the breed is adaptable to any type of home.Native to Mexico and Central America, the Xolo is also known as the Mexican Hairless.The Xolo is thought to date to pre-Columbian civilizations.Although they’re known as a hairless breed, the Xolo also comes in a coated variety.The Xolo’s body is slightly longer than it is tall.In addition to being a great companion, the Xolo is also a protective watchdog.The Xolo’s lack of an insulating fur coat makes them feel warm to the touch, even though their body temperature is not any higher than that of other dogs.The Xolo was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a member of the Non-Sporting Group.There are fewer than 1,000 Xolos in the United States, with approximately 30,000 worldwide.The Xolo is not hypoallergenic, although their hairless body may be less likely to trigger allergies in susceptible individuals.The Xolo can have a strong prey drive and is likely to chase other animals.