All three sizes exhibit the typical temperament of a working breed. They are often reserved and wary of strangers, but should never be timid or aggressive. They generally bond strongly with their owners, and while friendly will not be as affectionate with strangers. Xolos are very clean and are often seen grooming themselves like a cat, and are easy to housebreak.
The two varieties are the hairless and the coated. Solid dark colors are preferred in the show ring, but it is not unusual to see a large selection of colors in both varieties
The hairless may have short coarse hair on the head, tail and feet, while the coated will be covered in a short sleek tight fitting coat. Xolo skin is actually a hide – thick, protective and resistant to injury. They exude an oil that protects them from the sun and from insects. Incomplete dentition is common in the hairless variety but it never interferes with what is usually a very healthy appetite! Often you will find the primitive “tusks” that jut forward instead of normal canines – believed to be a result of the hairless gene. Coated Xolos should have a full mouth of teeth. Because they are a hardy primitive breed, they don’t yet have some of the health problems common in more domestic breeds.
Credit; Xoloitzcuintle Club of America.
Be aware that club officers do change but those listed here can usually help you find the current secretary or appropriate.
Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintle) Club – http://www.mexicanhairlessclub.org.uk/
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Xoloitzcuintle Club of America – http://www.xoloitzcuintliclubofamerica.org/
Xoloitzcuintle of the USA – http://www.xcusa.net/
Actively supports and promotes the rare breed hairless dog known as
the Mexican Hairless, or Xoloitzcuintle (show-low-eats-queent-lee).
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