Xoloitzcuintli

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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Overview
Also referred to as the Mexican Hairless, the Xoloitzcuintli is one of the rarest and oldest breeds in the world. Dating back over 3,000 years, the Xoloitzcuintli were highly prized for thir healing and magical powers. Aztec Indians found this breed useful as bedwarmers, and considered sacred. Once in danger of extinction, this breed was revived and today makes a cherished companion.
Character
The most distinctive feature of the Xoloitzcuintli breed are the upright, large bat-like ears which provide acutely keen hearing. A primitive breed, the Xoloitzcuintli is hardy, well-built, extremely agile, and elegant.
Temperament
The Xoloitzcuintli 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 Xoloitzcuintli typically do not bark. Instead, they emit a howl to alert their family to danger. The 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 Xoloitzcuintli 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
Xoloitzcuintli's are 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 Xoloitzcuintli is prone to such health issues as early tooth loss, allergies to food, skin infection, and drug sensitivity.
Coat
The Xoloitzcuintli 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. The Xoloitzcuintli breed is non-shedding and odorless.
Training
Early and intense socialization is an absolute must. The Xoloitzcuintli breed is quick to learn but requires a dominant handler. It is imperative that training be done with respect, love, firmness, fairness, and consistency. The Xoloitzcuintli excels in agility, obedience, and as service and therapy dogs.
Activity
Xoloitzcuintli's are 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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Xoloitzcuintli puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Xoloitzcuintli varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Xoloitzcuintli puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Xoloitzcuintlis sold is $500.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Xoloitzcuintli with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $4,500 or even more for a Xoloitzcuintli with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Xoloitzcuintlis sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $500.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $4,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 100 Xoloitzcuintli puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Xoloitzcuintli puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Xoloitzcuintlis true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Xoloitzcuintli Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 15 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 100 Xoloitzcuintli dogs.
  • 1. Ollie
  • 2. Mela
  • 3. Zoe
  • 4. Xolo
  • 5. Titus
  • 6. Tiny
  • 7. Onyx
  • 8. Lola
  • 9. Jagger
  • 10. Frida
  • 11. Eduardo
  • 12. Dumbo
  • 13. Chenga
  • 14. Catalina
  • 15. Ben

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Anonymous asked:
My kids desperately want a dog. I have slight allergies to some dogs but my wife is the real issue. We are looking at hairless dogs including AHT and Peruvian Inca Orchid. The Xolo characteristics are exactly what I want. Low maintenance, clean, smart, loyal, fun and a few sizes to choose from but I have seen they are not good for 1st time dog owners. Can anyone explain further. I also live in Long Island so we do have cold winters with snow but have 4 seasons and warm summers.

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The reason why this breed is not considered good for first time dog owners is because there is a lot of different potential behavioral problems with this breed. They are known for stranger aggression, dog aggression and destructive behavior if not properly exercised/left alone too long. An inexperienced dog owner would not be able to see the small signs of stranger or dog aggression that a more experienced dog owner can see. If you choose this breed, get your dog from a great breeder; and start obedience classes and puppy socialization classes right away. Continue with classes up until a year old to keep the dog well socialized and under control. As for where you live, the dog will need paw protection and a jacket during the winter. As well as proper sun screen during the summer.

Anonymous asked:
I just rescue a xoloitzcuincli from a shelter. The back of his body (leg areas) are full of comedones (blackheads). Any suggestions hoe to get rut off them are appreciated. Thank you

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Anonymous asked:
How often do xoloitzcuintlis puppies show up on this site? I'm a new user and there aren't any currently on here. Should I look elsewhere or be patient and wait for some to be available?

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The Xoloitzcuintli breed is quite rare and so puppies can be hard to find. I would suggest first, being patient. Secondly there is a sign up area on this site that will alert you if an ad is posted for your specific breed. I would sign up for that. Then I would also go onto the AKC, CKC and UKC websites and look for breeders of the Xoloitzcuintli breed and get in contact with a few to ask about future litters.

Anonymous asked:
How are Xolo dogs with cats?

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The Xoloitzcuintli can be great with cats if socialized early as a puppy. If not, the Xoloitzcuintli can have a high prey drive towards cats that are skittish and run from dogs. But if you have a dog-savvy cat, and your Xoloitzcuintli is a puppy; they will become well socialized to each other and be just fine.

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What kind of dog are Xoloitzcuintli?

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Anonymous

The Xoloitzcuintli is a very affectionate, loyal, intelligent, alert, athletic, and very loving to its family. It is naturally aloof and protective, but clingy. They are very clean as well. That is the Xoloitzcuintli's personality.

Anonymous

Love the Xoloitzcuintli, where can I get a bitch of show quality at a fair price? AKC Xolo only of course.

Anonymous

I own 2. The best dog breed hands down. You get used to no hair. Very warm. Sweet and attentive.

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Updated: 11/20/2017