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Xoloitzcuintle

Xoloitzcuintles come in six varieties: the Standard, Intermediate, and Miniature, ranging from 20 to 23 inches tall, all of which can be either hairless or coated.

About the Xoloitzcuintle

Pronounced "show-low-eats-queen-tlee," Xoloitzcuintles are silent, calm dogs with a cheerful, attentive personality. Alert and distrustful of strangers, they make good watchdogs and wonderful companions.

Sometimes known as the Mexican Hairless Dog, this breed is popular in their native country for their unusual looks and calm personality. The breed is particularly known for their wrinkled brow and characteristic mohawk. With three different sizes, there's a Xoloitzcuintle to suit any household.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Mexico
Group
FCI Group 5, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
15–20 years

Calm / Quiet / Friendly / Alert / Intelligent / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Yard not essential

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