The Xoloitzcuintli’s ‘primitive’ temperament (very high intelligence, sensitivity, high energy, inquisitiveness, strong hunting and social instincts) is apparent because the breed’s temperament was not modified overall by selective breeding in their native history in Mexico. This has also ensured a sturdy physical nature and vigorous health generally innate in both coated and uncoated Xolos. Adult Xolos are frequently noted for their calm demeanor, although puppies can be extremely energetic, noisy and very oral until they reach maturity (after 2 years old), after which they tend to settle down and become more calm. Inadequately supervised or exercised Xolos can become escape artists, climbing and jumping fences to chase. Many individuals of this breed can possess guard dog ability and will not back down from a fight. At the same time, adult dogs, when they are raised properly, can become steady, well-behaved and affectionate companions.
Anyone considering acquiring a Xolo should expect to spend time educating themselves in positive dog training techniques, and, ideally, should have prior experience with active and intelligent dog breeds. A spacious, well-fenced, and safe physical environment is desirable for this breed. Daily walks are ideal for exercising most toy-sized Xolos, however more stimulating physical and mental exercise is advised for larger and more active individuals. Behavior problems in Xolos are typically a result of a dog receiving inadequate or inconsistent supervision, as well as inadequate exercise and mental stimulation. The Xoloitzcuintli is a social dog that should not, in most cases, be an “only dog.” It does not do well when kept as an outside-only dog. This is a breed that is at its best when it is made part of the family, receiving regular interaction and socialization with its humans (and other dogs, whether present in the home or as regular playmates).

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE;  Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuinti) Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


Rimbo, Uppland ; XIBALBA Anita Larsson & Goran Granlund


BERKSHIRE ; Mexelle Mrs Michelle Moss +01189671186
DERBYSHIRE ; Sheldobchi Ms L.A. Lockhart & Mr S.P. Clifford +01773 710864
ESSEX ; Shanshal sharon and shannon roberts +01245360320


CA ; AZUWYN Kay Lawson +760-220-7708
CA ; JATO Penelope Inan & Sandra Bridges +661-274-0358
CA ; SHIDA Jennifer Young-Johnson & Eric Johnson +760-948-9778
DE ; AUGUSTINE Jennifer Vawter-Mays +302-593-2684
GA ; TAMARZI Tammy L. Ream +770-365-0552 Xoloitzcuintli Club ofAmerica
MI ; SONNYDUE Sondra Van Camp +586-206-9893
NC ; BLANCHO John & Debbie Caponetto +336-308-4392
TX ; AMAYLA Paul, Amy & Kayla Wise +254-796-2729