Xoloitzcuintle

smart, cheerful, alert

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About

Country of origin: Mexico
Breed group: Spitz and primitive types - Group 5 (FCI); Utility Group (KC); Non-Sporting Group (AKC)

Facts

Size: standard, intermediate or miniature
Coat: hairless or coated
Colour: various colours
Life expectancy: 14-18 years

Characteristics

Loyal, calm but attentive with an unusual look and a drive to chase other animals, but making a good watchdog.

Xolo what?

The Xoloitzcuintle (pronounced "show-low-eats-queent-lee") gets its name from two Aztec words: Xolotl - the god of lightning and death, and itzcuintli - dog.
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