Xoloitzcuintli

  • Size

    Toy to Medium
  • Height

    Toy – 10 to 14 inches at the withers, Miniature – 14 to 18 inches at the withers, Standard – 18 to 23 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Toy – 5 to 15 pounds; Miniature – 15 to 30 pounds; Standard – 25 to 40 pounds
  • Coat

    Short or Hairless
  • Color

    Black, brindle, bronze, copper and white, dark brown, fawn, gray, liver, palomino, or red or white with black, spotted, tan or white markings
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

    Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility, Therapy
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

An ancient Mexican breed, the elegant Xoloitzcuintli is a lean, muscular dog that comes in three sizes: Toy, Miniature and Standard. Each size has two varieties, Hairless and Coated, both requiring moderate grooming. Originally bred to guard homes from evil spirits, the calm, alert Xoloitzcuintli continues to serve as a faithful watchdog and family companion. He requires daily exercise.

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