Kennel Sarantais, Finland Xolo – Xoloituintle – Perro sin pelo Mexicano – Mexican Hairless Dog

History and present day, briefly

Xolo is an ancient Mexican breed and it dates back over 3,000 years.

The Xoloitzuintli was considered to be the representative of the god Xolotl which is where the dog gets his name from; itzcuintli means a dog. Ancient Indians consider Xolos sacred animals that helped their owners' souls through the underworld.

It is considered a rare breed, but luckily it seems that the breed is no longer at risk of extinction: There is speculation that there are around 5,000 Xolos in the world, of which 4,000 are in Mexico.

Appearance and character

Xolos are extremely intelligent, curious, loving and they want to snuggle with their favorite person.

There are 3 different size varieties: Standard Variety: From 46 to 60 centimeters, tolerance of +2 cm in top quality dogs. Intermediate Variety: From 36 to 45 centimeters. Miniature Variety: From 25 to 35 centimeters.

The FCI breed standard can be read in FCI's site.

Other Xolo web sites