GENERAL APPEARANCE : The Mexican Pelado (also known as the Xoloitzscuintili) is an ancient, natural breed shaped by evolution rather than selective breeding. A Xolo is moderate in all aspects of the type. conformation, never extreme or exaggerated. Today the breed serves as a guard and companion. It has a clean and graceful contour, equally combining elegance and strength. It also has three sizes. There are two varieties, hairless and hairy. In the hairless variety, the main feature is the total or almost total absence of hair. The coated variety is covered with a short and flat. The typical temperament Xolo is calm.
Personality: Loyal, alert, calm, trainable. Like any good guard dog, they are suspicious of strangers.
Energy Level : Somewhat active, like long walks.
Good with children: Better with supervision.
Good with other dogs: With supervision.
Life Expectancy : 13-18 years old.
Bark Level: Bark when needed.
Of very ancient origin, it was believed that its mission was to guide the soul of the dead to its eternal destination. The hairless variety of this breed is also known as the Mexican Hairless Dog; the fur variety was known by the indigenous people as “itzcuintle”.
Country of Origin: Mexico.
BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT: Calm, quiet, distant and attentive.
Skull : When viewed from above, broad and strong, gradually tapering towards the muzzle. Excessively wide or narrow heads are a fault.
Stop : Not pronounced.
Snout: The muzzle is longer than the skull, straight when seen in profile. The lower jaw is strong and well developed, free of throat.
Truffle: The Truffle It's dark in dark-colored dogs, it may be lighter in light-colored dogs.
Jaws and Teeth: Scissor bite. In the hairless variety, the absence of premolars is acceptable. The full set of incisors is preferred, but the lack of it should not be penalized. In the hairy variety, full dentition is required
Lips: Lips are thin and tight.
Expression: Thoughtful and intelligent, vivacious, conveying the noble and faithful character of the race, it will show wrinkles in the eyebrow when in attention.
Eyes: The eyes are almond shaped, of medium size, neither sunken nor protruding. The color varies from yellow to black, with the darkest being preferred, but a lighter color is acceptable. Both eyes must be the same color.
Ears : Large, elegant and expressive, fine texture and delicate. Ears are high and strongly erect when alert. the ears are not standing from a year old is a glitch. cutting is prohibited
NECK : The neck is long, elegant, slightly arched, blending smoothly into the shoulders. In dogs under one year of age, wrinkled skin may be present. In adults, the skin on the neck is smooth, without wrinkles.
Topline: Level with a slight bow over the loin.
Back: Well developed.
TAIL: It is set low, continuing smoothly from the angle of the croup, long and fine, reaching the hock. When the dog is moving, the tail is carried in a graceful curve, but not on the back. It is held in a relaxed position when the dog is at rest. A short or curled tail is a fault serious.
Arms: Equal or slightly larger than the scapula, bent to place the front legs well below the body.
Elbows: Elbows are firm and tight, allowing for reach, but not too loose to the point of allow the elbow to out, not so tight.
Feet: Thin soft pads, straight feet or rounded feet are a serious flaw.
Hocks: Perpendicular hock.
Legs: The legs are long, straight and parallel, when viewed from all sides, fitted well below the body to allow for a long stride.
Paws : Thin soft pads, straight feet or rounded feet are a serious flaw.
MOVEMENT: THE movement is free and effortless at a quick trot, with good reach and direction. The legs converge to a centerline of gravity as speed increases.
Hair : It has two varieties.
Variety without by: A The main feature of the hairless variety is the absence of hair, however a small amount of short, thick hair is allowed on the top of the head, on the feet and in the last third of the tail to the tip. The absence of hair in these areas should not be penalized.
Coated variety: Completely covered with a short, smooth and closed coat. It may be scarce on the belly and on the inside of the hind limbs.
The hair long, soft or wavy is a serious flaw in any variety.
Hairless variety: Uniform, solid and dark colors are preferable. At colors range from black, gray black, slate gray, dark gray, reddish, liver, bronze, or yellow; may have markings of any color, including white or tricolor spots.
Variety with fur: Can have any color or color combinations.
SIZE: There are three varieties of size.
Standard: Larger from 46 cm to 60 cm.
Intermediary: from 36 cm to 45 cm.
Miniature: from 25 cm to 35 cm.
Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well-being of the dog.
• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.
• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.
• Atypical dogs.
• Blue or blue-spotted eyes.
• Overshot or undershot in any variety of Mexican Pelado.
• Specimens with bad bite, which denote a bad positioning of the jaws. • hanging tongue (out of the mouth).
• Cropped or drooping ears in dogs of the hairless variety.
• Tail docked.
• Males must present both testicles, of normal appearance, well let down and accommodated in the scrotum.
• Only clinically and functionally healthy dogs with typical breed conformation should be used for breeding.