Xoloitzuintli Dog Breed Description
The Xoloitzcuintle is a breed of dogs which originate in Mexico. It comes in three variations, and these are Miniature, Toy, and Standard. It has a wide shaped skull and the muzzle is fairly long. The nose on the Xoloitzcuintle will either be the color of its flesh or black. It will have eyes that will vary in color. They will usually be yellow or black. The ears are long and impressive, and they have a long neck which could be compared to a gazelle. The back of a Xoloitzcuintle is flexible and long. This dog breed does not have a coat. It has a single spot of hair which is located on its head.
The skin color for this breed will be either gray, black, or brown. They may sometimes have markings or spots which are pink in color. All Xoloitzcuintle puppies will be born pink, and will reach the ideal colors after 12 months.
Also Known As
Mexican Hairless Dog
The Xoloitzcuintle is a breed which is highly intelligent. The are loving with their owners, and will generally keep to themselves. They will be cautious around people they are not familiar with. They work well with children, and are considered to be good family dogs. They are also excellent watchdogs. They will alert their owners if they detect something suspicious. This is one of the few times you will hear them bark. The Xoloitzcuintle is a breed of dog which is quiet. They are also easy to train. Because they come in different variations, they can live in virtually any environment. Those that live in apartments could purchase the Toy variation of the Xoloitzcuintle.
Common health problems for this breed include skin problems such as sunburn. Besides this, the Xoloitzcuintle is a healthy breed that has few diseases. They have a maximum life span of about 15 years.
These dogs do not need large amounts of exercise. Owners can simply let them run and play, and this will give them the exercise they need. You may also want to take them for walks, and they will be happy to follow you anywhere you go.
Special Grooming Needs
Even though the Xoloitzcuintle doesnt have hair, owners will still need to care for its skin. This breed can easily get sunburn, and owners will want to protect them from this. A simple way you can do this is by purchasing sunscreen. You will also want to take dead skin off of them as often as possible.