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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toy: 5-15; Miniature: 15-30; Standard: 25-40 lbs
Toy: 9-14; Miniature: 15-20; Standard: 20-30 inches
Black, slate, gray, brindle, fawn, red, bronze; spotted or solid
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2019

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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 $1,000.00. 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: $1,000.00
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 2019

We've compiled the top 19 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. Sterling
  • 8. Sofia
  • 9. Onyx
  • 10. Lola
  • 11. Juju
  • 12. Jagger
  • 13. Frida
  • 14. Eduardo
  • 15. Dumbo
  • 16. Chimmy
  • 17. Chenga
  • 18. Catalina
  • 19. Ben

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Anonymous asked:
I have a 2 year old Belgian Malinois which is well trained, loves small dogs & cats, plays well with others. How would him and a Xolo do in a family setting?

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If your Belgian Malinois is well trained and has been socialized with small dogs, then he should be fine. The main thing is to introduce the new dog slowly and make sure all interactions between them are supervised to begin with.

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Is the Xoloitzcuintli breed good with cats if properly socialized?

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The Xoloitzcuintli is considered a primitive breed, and have highly active, sensitive and have a medium-high prey drive. Under the right circumstances, they could possibly be alright with a cat in the home; if they were socialized from a young puppy. However, I would not suggest letting a Xolo be alone with a cat without there being a 100% safe place for the cat to go to get away from the dog if need be. Because of the Xolo's sensitivity, the dog could easily be injured by a cat scratch; and then the dog could have a negative connotation towards cats for the rest of its life.

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How many puppies can a Xoloitzcuintli have in a litter?

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The Xoloitzcuintli breed has an average of 3 - 6 puppies per litter. Litter size all depends on how many eggs a female drops at the time of mating. For the best chances of a larger litter, having the male mate multiple times over the course of the dogs in-season days will increase your chances for a good sized litter.

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.

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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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We wash ours about every three to four weeks with dial antibacterial hand soap. This is what we were told by the rescue where we got her. We have no skin issues.

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Updated: 11/14/2019