Dog Breeds

Mexican Hairless Dog - Xoloitzcuintli

 According to the American Kennel Club website, the breed's name is pronounced "show-low-eats-queen-tlee", Xoloitzxuintli, or Mexican Hairless for english translation. The Mexican Hairless is a a sensitive breed of above average intelligence and devotion. They are protective, but will meet aggression, rather than instigate it, taking their cues from their master's uneasiness of a situation or person. Mexican Hairless are still primitive to some degree and need to be guided by reason and respect, rather than force of will. Though the Mexican Hairless is known as a hairless breed, litters often contain pups that are fully coated. Because the coated pups have traditionally been destroyed at birth, there is no standardization in coat color. This perhaps, has led breeders to believe that the coated pups are mixed breed puppies. A short course in genetics will disprove this belief. The coated Mexican Hairless has a short, course coat that sheds minimally. The coated Mexican Hairless is recognized by the UKC. The breed has a sleek body, almond-shaped eyes, and pointed bat-like ears. They look very similar to the Pharaoh Hound. Xolo come in three different sizes: Standard, Miniature and Toy. The biggest of the varieties are more likely to act as a guard dog than their smaller siblings. 

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