The Xoloitzcuintle ( (listen)), or Xolo, also known as the Mexican hairless dog, is one of several breeds of hairless dog. It is found in Standard, Miniature, and Toy sizes. The Xolo also comes in a coated variety and coated and hairless can be born in the same litter. It is characterized by its lack of hair, wrinkles, and dental abnormalities. In Nahuatl, from which its name originates, its name is xōlōitzcuintli [ʃoːloːit͡sˈkʷint͡ɬi] (singular) and xōlōitzcuintin [ʃoːloːit͡sˈkʷintin] (plural). The name comes from the god Xolotl and itzcuīntli [it͡skʷiːnt͡ɬi], meaning dog in Nahuatl.
Also known as
This breed is also called Mexican Hairless, Mexican Hairless (Intermediate), Mexican Hairless (Miniature), Mexican Hairless (Standard), Mexican Hairless Dog, Mexican Hairless Dog (Miniature), Tepeizeuintli, Xolo, Xoloitzcuintle, Xoloitzcuintle (Version 2), Xoloitzcuintli, Xoloizcuintles as well as Xoloizcuintli.
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