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Unlike most dog domesticated dog breeds, Xolos have no genetic health issues specific to the breed.

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Having been subjected to natural selection for thousands of years, this breed tends to be very robust and is not prone to many health problems or breed specific genetic issues.- Xoloitzcuintli Club of America

The Xoloitzcuintli originated in Mexico.

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Xoloitzcuintles are national treasures in Mexico, with a history that goes back at least 3,000 years. - AKC

The word Xoloitzcuintli means “serpent hound”.

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The name Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced “sho-low-itz-queent-li”) is derived from the name of the Aztec god Xolotl and Itzcuintli, the Aztec word for dog. - Xoloitzcuintli Club of America

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Hairless Xolos typically have an incomplete set of teeth.

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The gene that causes hairlessness in most of the individuals of this breed also affects the formation and development of teeth. Almost all hairless individuals will also be missing teeth. - Your Dog Advisor The Xoloitzcuintli – Ultimate Breed Information Guide

Xoloitzcuintlis tend to be emotional, dependent and need attention. Separation Anxiety can be a problem for the breed.

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Xoloitzcuintlis come in two sizes-mini and standard.

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The AKC recognizes three distinct sizes of Xolos-Toy, Miniature and Standard.

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DNA studies have shown that the Chinese Crested (another hairless breed) and the Xoloitzcuintli are directly related.

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Genetic studies have confirmed that the Xolo and Chinese Crested, the most famous of hairless breeds, are NOT directly related. -Your Dog Advisor The Xoloitzcuintli – Ultimate Breed Information Guide

Hairlessness in dogs is a genetic defect. The Xoloitzcuintli is actually bred to stay hairless.

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The Xoloitzcuintli comes in two varieties: hairless and coated.

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The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) classifies the Xoloitzcuintli as a sighthound.

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No-in Section 6 the Xolo is classified as a Primitive type.

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