The Xoloitzcuintli, also known as the Xolo and sometimes spelled Xoloitzcuintle, is a Mexican hairless dog that might seem rather strange-looking at first glance — especially when it has a little bit of hair atop its head so that it looks like a Gremlin.
The Xolo is friendly, outgoing and obedient. The breed was declared a Peruvian national heritage and is recognized as originating from there. The Xolo is related to Hispanic history and is looked to by Peruvians as an icon of their culture.
These dogs are expensive, and to have one in Peru or Mexico is a symbol of social status.
The correct way to pronounce the name is: “show-low-its-queen-tlee.”
1. Standing proud.
2. Give us a kiss.
3. Here is a litter of Xoloitzcuintli puppies. Look at all those wrinkles!
4. A Xolo in your lap.
5. Xolo on the couch.
6. Xoloitzcuintli puppy! So cute.
7. Backstage at the Westminster Dog Show
8. This Xolo is named “Armani” — 10/10!
9. This odd-looking Xolo is striped like a zebra. (It’s baby powder.)
10. This one lives in Peru. How exotic!
11. This Xoloitzcuintli was painted with white grease paint for an All Souls parade. Spooky, no?
12. This poor thing was being held at a zoo in Mexico. ?
13. The photographer of this next picture says this was the only Xoloitzcuintle he had ever seen in Mexico.
14. This is Canek. Are these Mexican hairless dogs cute or what?
15. This guy was spotted at a “Meet the Breeds” event. The Xoloitzcuintli (good luck pronouncing it!) is a strange breed, indeed.
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