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Xoloitzcuintle


General Information - Xoloitzcuintle



Group:
Non-Sporting

Size:
Toy, Miniature, Standard

Lifespan:
13-18 years

Exercise:
High

Grooming:
Easy

Trainability:
Hard

Watchdog Ability:
-

Protection Ability:
-

Area of Origin:
Mexico

Date of Origin:
-

Names:
None Original

Function:
Watchdog and companion



History

The 3,000-year-old Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced "show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee"), the ancient Aztec dog of the gods, is today a loving companion and vigilant watchdog. The alert and loyal Xolo comes in three sizes, and in either hairless or coated varieties.

The Xoloitzcuintli (show-low-eats-queen-tlee) comes in three sizes (toy, miniature, and standard), and two varieties (hairless and coated). The hairless has tough, smooth, close-fitting skin. The coated variety is covered by a short, flat coat. Both varieties come in dark colors, ranging from black, gray-black, slate, to red, liver, or bronze. The face is thoughtful and intelligent, and a Xolo's forehead will wrinkle when he's deep in thought. The Xolo's graceful, elegant body is surprisingly strong and rugged.