Mexican hairless dog which is also known as Xoloitzcuintli (generally called Xolo), is a rare dog breed originated in Mexico. It is said to be existing in Mexico as companion dog at home and for hunting since 3,000 years. Its hairless body makes it compatible with the environment of tropical regions. The popularity of Xolo can be guessed as it is the national dog of Mexico. It has been present in the ancient cultures in the civilizations of Aztec, Toltec, and Colima. The people of these civilizations painted it in their art during their day. Even Xolo was consecrated as a sacred dog in the Aztecs whose mythology related the life and existence to Xolo which was born out of the bone of life. It was also believed to have the healing powers and was used in gatherings as meat.
It has no hair at all
Xolo has no hair on its body which makes it distinguished from all other dog breeds. Their color may vary into bluish-grey or black but all of them are completely hairless. It affects their teething process and they are born with incomplete teeth.
Xolos are less in number
Due to their scarcity, Xolos were excluded from the dog breeds in the statistics of AKC in 1959. But in February 2011, a Xolo won the Group 4 Placement and in the same year, it was selected as the “Best in Show”. But still they are less known in America.