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.”