Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Mexican Hairless

Synonym(s): Xoloitzcuintle


General information

  • Originated in Mexico.
  • Two distinct sizes, the standard and the miniature.
  • Being hairless, this breed is very sensitive to both cold weather (literally needing a knitted coat) and is also susceptible to sunburn in hotter weather. The fragile skin needs regular attention and protection from the elements.
  • Some are born with a fine, downy fur, but these are not recognized by the breed clubs.
  • They make an excellent pet, also being a good guard dog with efficient use of their voice as an alarm.

Biological Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information


  • Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: