Facts about the Xoloitzcuintli Edit


The Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo for short, is a hairless breed of dog, found in toy, miniature, and standard sizes. The Xolo also comes in a coated variety and coated and hairless can be born in the same litter. It is also known as Mexican hairless dog in English-speaking countries, and is one of several breeds of hairless dog.

Coat colors Edit

  • Black
  • Brindle
  • Fawn
  • Bronze
  • Copper & White
  • Dark Brown

Temperament Edit

Alert, Calm, Cheerful, Companionable, Intelligent, Protective, Like any good watchdog, they're wary of strangers, Loyal, alert, calm, trainable

In popular culture Edit

  • Xolos are a common subject in Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's paintings.
  • Xolo was featured in Royal de Luxe's street theater performances in Guadalajara, Mexico (November 2010), Nantes, France (May 2011), and Liverpool (April 2012). A huge puppet of the dog accompanied the company's famous Giants.
  • Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente is a Mexican football club named after the dog breed.
  • The Xolo was featured for the first time in the 2012 Westminster Dog Show.
  • A Xolo photograph won 1st place in the "Animal Kingdom" Life Framer competition (2015).
  • A Xolo named Dante is featured in the Disney/Pixar film Coco.
  • In one famous urban legend, a woman brings home what she believes to be a Mexican Hairless dog from a trip to Mexico, only for it to turn out to be a rabid sewer rat.
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