By Eduardo C. Gonzalez
These Mexican hairless dogs are not well known. They are considered to be warm bed dogs. Dogs of this kind are smart,have a lot of emotions when they are compared to the African stray dogs. Their body structure are like those of the sight sounds. Their characters are almost the same as the foxhounds. Xoloitzcuintli dogs have lengthy chests that are broad and distinctly wide going downwards towards their elbows.Their larynx do slant at forty degrees off horizontally. Their stomachs are naturally brawny and reasonably tucked upwards.
The outstanding feature of hairless variety is that they do not have any hair at all. Just a small amount of hair are permitted on the top of their heads, feet and near to the tip of their tails. There are no penalties for those who have no hair in those areas. Hair on other parts of their bodies are faults. These dogs have skins that are protective, unruffled, durable and firm. Having wrinkles on their heads are permissible. Loose wrinkles are not permitted and so are wrinkles on their skin. These are considered faults. Those of the coated variety are covered entirely. The preferred colors are dark ranging from black, gray black, slate, to red, liver or bronze. White spots and markings are allowed.
They are calm, happy and fully aware. These dogs are thoughtful, very comprehensive and are lively. Xoloitzcuintli dogs are admirable and they can be trusted. They are good watchdogs and are very suspicious of unfamiliar people.
Toy Xoloitzcuintli dogs will have heights 10 – 14 inches and will weigh 9 – 18 pounds. Miniature Xoloitzcuintli dogs will have heights of 14 – 18 inches and will weigh 13 to 22 pounds. Standard Xoloitzcuintli dogs will have heights of 18 – 23 inches and will weigh 20 - 31 pounds.
They are rather fast I their moving whether it is walking or running. It is done without any effort at all. During this time their heads and tails are raised high. When they increase their speed, these dogs are inclined to go to a single track. Their legs never deviate and this is why their travel in one line only.