XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS PUPPIES AND DOGS
- Nickname: Xolo
- Breed Group: Non-Sporting
- Height: Miniature: 12-15 inches, Standard: 16-22 inches
- Weight: Miniature: 13-20 lbs, Standard: 20-30 lbs
- Life Span: 12-15 years
XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS INFORMATION
XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS BASICS
WHERE ARE XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES FROM?
One of the oldest dog breeds overall, and the oldest hairless breed, is the Xoloitzcuintle. They have statues found in about 3,500-year-old Mayan, Colima, and Aztec Indian graves.
HOW MANY TYPES OF XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES ARE THERE?
The Xoloitzcuintle comes in Toy, Miniature, and Standard variants. The most common variation is the little one.
WHICH BREEDS MIX WITH XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES?
Mexican Hairless Chihuahua (Mexican Hairless + Chihuahua)
XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS LIFESPAN
The lifespan of a Xoloitzcuintle is 12-15 years.
XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS SIZE (HEIGHT & WEIGHT)
Most Toy Xoloitzcuintle canines are between 5 and 15 pounds and 9 and 14 inches tall. Most Miniature Xoloitzcuintles weigh 13 to 20 pounds and are 12 to 15 inches tall. Finally, most Standard Xoloitzcuintle dogs weigh between 20 and 30 pounds and measure between 16 and 22 inches tall.
XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS APPEARANCE
WHAT COLORS DO XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES COME IN?
The Xoloitzcuintle appear in various hues but are often solid black or charcoal grey.
HOW MUCH DO XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES SHED?
The Mexican Hairless is a non-shedding breed of dog since they can only lose the amount of hair they have. On the other hand, the coated kind sheds little at all.
DO YOU NEED TO GROOM A XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS?
A Mexican Hairless requires very little grooming, as you would have imagined. Don’t forget the SPF, though, since these dogs need sunscreen in the summer just as you do.
XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS TEMPERAMENT, PERSONALITY & TRAINING
HOW MUCH DO XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES BARK?
The Xoloitzcuintle bark with intelligence. With the proper training and exercise, you can get any dog to stop barking as often.
ARE MEXICAN HAIRLESS XOLOITZCUINTLE GOOD WITH KIDS?
Older kids prefer Xoloitzcuintles because they can match their energy for play and protect them like their children.
To ensure the safety of both the kid and the dog, it is advised that your youngster constantly is under supervision when interacting with your Xoloitzcuintle.
ARE XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES GOOD FAMILY DOGS?
For the proper household, the Xoloitzcuintle is a fantastic companion. They are an energetic breed that needs a lot of mental and physical exercise and are also incredibly loyal to their owners. This dog loves to be around people and enjoys having other dogs in the house. Therefore it cannot be left alone most of the time.
ARE XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES GOOD WITH CATS?
Because they are a primitive breed, Xoloitzcuintles shouldn’t be near cats or other small animals. Each dog (and cat) has unique preferences and temperaments. Still, you may be sure that your Xoloitzcuintle should get along swimmingly with your cat if appropriately acclimated to it or introduced to it at a young age.
ARE XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES EASY TO TRAIN?
Though bright, the Xoloitzcuintle breed occasionally displays stubbornness. Therefore, they require a robust and knowledgeable trainer who will be kind to this delicate breed.
XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS HEALTH
DO XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Thousands of years of natural selection have resulted in their being generally a relatively healthy breed with few severe illnesses, similar to most other ancient breeds.
WHAT DISEASES ARE XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESSES PRONE TO?
- Dental Issues: Due to a genetic connection between the qualities of missing teeth and hairlessness, this breed’s hairless variant frequently has some missing teeth.
- Skin Issues: Xolos are prone to dryness, acne, and sunburn. Use SPF on your dog just like you would on yourself to protect them!
PURCHASING VS ADOPTING A XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS
HOW MUCH DOES A XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS COST?
A Xoloitzcuintle can be adopted for much less money than one would pay to purchase one from a breeder. To cover the costs of caring for the dog before adoption, a Xoloitzcuintle adoption costs about $300. Contrarily, buying Xoloitzcuintles from breeders may be unaffordable. They often range in price from $800 to $4000, depending on their breeding.
WHERE CAN I ADOPT A MEXICAN HAIRLESS/XOLOITZCUINTLE DOG?
A rescue specialising in Xoloitzcuintle/Mexican Hairlesses would be the most straightforward place to find a home for one.
MEXICAN HAIRLESS SHELTERS AND RESCUES (XOLOITZCUINTLE)
Some animal shelters and rescue organisations specialise in helping Xoloitzcuintle/Mexican Hairless pups find beautiful homes.
WHERE CAN I FIND A XOLOITZCUINTLE/MEXICAN HAIRLESS BREEDER?
Before purchasing a puppy from a breeder, we advise you to rescue a Xoloitzcuintle/Mexican Hairless (or any dog). In need of homes are the millions of purebred dogs who are homeless around the nation. Adopting a Xoloitzcuintle/Mexican Hairless may change the adopter’s life and the dog’s.
Getting a puppy from an established breeder is advisable if you still have doubts and want to purchase a Xoloitzcuintle/Mexican Hairless from a breeder. When working with a breeder, be sure that the breeder you’re buying from genetically tests their animals. You should also double-check the puppy’s health records. Finally, ensure the breeder will return any animals they sell if they cannot keep them in their home for whatever reason. Confirm that they are dedicated to finding those animals new homes if necessary.