Country of origin: Mexico
Other Names: Mexican Hairless Dog
Registries: AKC FSS, UKC, CKC
Breed Group: AKC: Non-Sporting Group,
FCI: Group 5 Section 6 #234
Occupation: Companion
Size: Mini:10 to 15 in tall
Intermediate:15 to 20 in tall
Standard: 20 to 25 in tall
Longevity: 13 to 15 years
Exercise: Moderate
Training: Moderate
Grooming: Easy
Colors: Range of colours from black to golden,
usually solid

Hairless dogs were known in Mexico before the Spanish Conquest, and valued for the warmth they provided; it was even claimed that contact with them would produce healing effects. The Mexican Hairless, also called the Xoloitzcuintli or Tepeizeuintli, is bred in three sizes, the Standard and the smaller Miniature and Toy versions. The Standard resembles a classic sight hound in build, with a long neck and limbs. An alert dog, it has an affectionate personality, but can be stubborn, with a tendency to be suspicious of strangers. As with all hairless breeds, the skin needs moisturizing and protection against cold and sun.



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