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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Mexican Hairless Dog

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Weight
Toy: 5-15; Miniature: 15-30; Standard: 25-40 lbs
Height
Toy: 9-14; Miniature: 15-20; Standard: 20-30 inches
Color(s)
Black, slate, gray, brindle, fawn, red, bronze; spotted or solid.
Overview
Also referred to as the Xoloitzcuintli, the Mexican Hairless is one of the rarest and oldest breeds in the world. Dating back over 3,000 years, the Mexcian Hairless were highly prizeed for their healing and magical powers. Aztec Indians found this breed useful as bedwarmers, and considered them sacred. Once in danger of extinction, the Mexican Hairless breed was revived and today makes a cherished companion.
Character
The most distinctive feature of this breed are the upright, large bat-like ears which provide acutely keen hearing. A primitive breed, the Mexican Hairless is hardy, well-built, extremely agile, and elegant.
Temperament
The Mexican Hairless breed is affectionate, loving, intelligent, and devoted. They are highly protective of their family, home, and territory. This breed is not recommended for first time dog owners. The Mexican Hairless breed typically does not bark. Instead, they emit a howl to alert their family to danger. They do best in a home with older considerate children and dogs they have been raised with. They may be aggressive toward dogs they do not know. The Mexican Hairless breed is a sensitive and emotional breed that demands an inordinate amount of attention. They will become destructive if left alone for extended periods of time, and are prone to digestive problems and neurotic behavior if they become stressed.
Care
The Mexican Hairless breed is not suited for cold climates, and requires a sweater in cooler temperatures. The health of the skin is extremely important. Only bathe this breed when absolutely necessary, as over bathing can harm the skin. While it is also important to use lotion and sunscreen on the Hairless variety, caution must be exercised. Too much lotion or sunscreen results in clogged pores and acne. The Coated variety of this breed requires very minimal brushing. The Mexican Hairless is prone to such health issues as early tooth loss, allergies to food, skin infection, and drug sensitivity.
Coat
The Mexican Hairless comes in two varieties: Hairless and Coated. The Hairless only possesses a short tuft of hair on the head and tail. The skin is smooth, soft, and sufficiently hardy to withstand the elements. The Coated variety has a full coat of hair that is short, sleek, and glossy. This breed is non-shedding and odorless.
Training
Early and intense socialization is an absolute must. The Mexican Hairless is quick to learn but requires a dominant handler. It is important that training be done with respect, love, firmness, fairness, and consistency. The Mexican Hairless excels in agility, obedience, and as service and therapy dogs.
Activity
The Mexican Hairless breed is well suited for apartment living. They are relatively inactive and enjoy going for securely leashed walks, sunbathing in a securely fenced yard, and spending time with their family. It is important that during any outdoor activity this breed is appropriately covered for the climate.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Mexican Hairless Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

6/18/2012 11:38:13 PM

6/18/2012 11:38:13 PM

Does the coated variety of Xolos shed??

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Anonymous

Yes, but very minimally.
7/11/2014 5:43:41 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/17/2012 2:00:17 PM

5/17/2012 2:00:17 PM

is the mexican hairless dog the same thing as a xoloitzcuintli?

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Anonymous

yes.
12/7/2012 6:20:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/13/2012 5:04:16 PM

5/13/2012 5:04:16 PM

How don't Mexican Hairless Dogs have fur? I didn't know some dogs didn't have fur. I only knew... How don't Mexican Hairless Dogs have fur? I didn't know some dogs didn't have fur. I only knew that some cats have no fur. Are they mean? Does it depend on the dog/puppy? They sound weird. Do they look wired? Do they feel soft? Or do they feel wired? Do they get cold? Or do they not get cold?Are they from Mexico? Where are they from? Do they have sharp teeth? Or do they not? Do they look ugly? Or do they look pretty? Hope you respond back to me.

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Anonymous

It's actually based on their genetics. They're just like that. They are very friendly. They are hairless muscular dogs that come in a few different sizes. They look different than any other dog i've ever seen. No, they don't feel weird. They get cold in cold temperatures and in that case, need a doggy sweater. They are from Mexico. I don't think they are ugly, i think they are the coolest looking dog there is, but that's just my opinion. Their teeth are sharp, but not as much as other dogs. Their teeth aren't like knives or anything. Hope this answers your questions.
5/17/2012 2:05:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/20/2011 4:19:06 PM

8/20/2011 4:19:06 PM

If you have someone living in your house that's allergic to dog's - Should they get a Mexican... If you have someone living in your house that's allergic to dog's - Should they get a Mexican Hairless Dog???

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Anonymous

that's a good idea. mexican hairless dogs are good for allergy-sufferers.
4/27/2012 1:05:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/19/2011 5:16:42 PM

7/19/2011 5:16:42 PM

can you only find a mexican hearless dog in mexico

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Anonymous asked:

11/14/2010 2:24:46 PM

11/14/2010 2:24:46 PM

Is the mexican hairless dog good with people?

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Anonymous

Yes. but not with small children.It doesn't tolerate rough play
11/21/2010 9:28:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/10/2010 6:09:52 PM

11/10/2010 6:09:52 PM

Since Mexican Hairless Dogs have no fur, can they get cold easily?

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Anonymous

Yes Mexican Hairless Dogs can get cold. I own one and he loves to cuddle under the blankets. However, some may not like wearing sweaters. Mine is very tempermental about putting on a sweater..he absolutely hates it.
2/15/2011 6:46:33 PM

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