Animal welfare relevant breed

Other names

Mexikanischer Nackthund

Life expectancy

14 years

Age adult

19 months

Height (Shoulder height)

55 cm


20 kg

Coat texture

hairless / occasionally short hair on forehead, neck, paw and tail

Coat color

black, grey, brown, reddish

Common illnesses

senstive to cold / Breeding relevant to animal welfare / sunburn / elevated body temperature

Food expenses per month in €

about € 52

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather yes




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


friendly / balanced / alert / calm

Bred for

companion dog

Common illnesses

senstive to cold / Breeding relevant to animal welfare / sunburn / elevated body temperature

Dog type according to FCI

spitz and primitive types

FCI description

Many dogs of this group were kept as guard, hat, hunt, or sled dogs. They are considered to be very strong-willed and often less affectionate than other breeds. Many have a pronounced territorial consciousness and get along with same-sex conspecifics less well. They are often not easy to educate and only participate in things they consider useful.

So if you want a cuddly family dog that does every trick, you wont be happy here. Generally many of these dogs, like Chow Chow, Aktita and Co. are rather one-man dogs, i.e. related to one person and do not bind themselves to the whole family. Spitze in particular tend very much to loud utterances.

Short description

The Xoloitzcuintle was considered to be a representative of the Xolotl God of the Aztecs. He was a palace dog but especially bred to be a sacrifice for the Gods. He is hairless, but there are also hairy individuals. This breed is known to be friendly, balanced and are very easy to train. He mistrusts strangers and does not like to be left alone.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.