Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintli)
AVERAGE SIZE OF ADULT: Medium
EXERCISE REQUIREMENT: Medium
GROOMING REQUIREMENT: Low
AVERAGE LIFESPAN: 10-12 years
The Xoloitzcuintli’s ‘primitive’ temperament (very high intelligence, sensitivity, high energy, inquisitiveness, strong hunting, and social instincts) is apparent because the breed’s temperament was not modified overall by selective breeding in their native history in Mexico. This has also ensured a sturdy physical nature and vigorous health generally innate in both coated and uncoated Xolos. Adult Xolos are frequently noted for their calm demeanor, although puppies can be extremely energetic, noisy, and very oral until they reach maturity (after 2 years old), after which they tend to settle down and become more calm.