Xoloitzcuintli

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Mexican Dog Breeds

Check out our list of Mexican dog breeds!

Along with some lip-smacking delicious recipes like nachos and tacos, the Mexicans have also given the world some exquisite breeds of our furry, loyal companions. Chihuahua, one of the most popular breeds of dogs across the world, is Mexican. A lot many of you would be surprised by this discovery!!

Read our article on the Mexican dog breeds list. We are sure you will chance upon some interesting facts and information.

Xoloitzcuintli

 Xoloitzcuintli
Xoloitzcuintli

Breed traits: Adaptable, cat-friendly, calm nature, alert. 

Xoloitzcuintli, Xolo or the Mexican hairless dog is one of the oldest-known breeds of the dog with archaeological evidence to prove its existence dating back about 3000 years ago. It is usually born hairless but some pups are born with a soft fur coat. The ancient Aztecs believed that this breed of dog could protect their houses from evil spirits. 

Xolos come in three sizes- toy, miniature, and standard. All said and done, because of its affectionate nature, it is considered to be friendly when compared to other Mexican dog breeds.

Chihuahua

Chihuahua
Chihuahua

Breed traits: Lively and playful, charming, alert.

Chihuahua- the most popular breed of dogs known from Mexico. It is classified under small Mexican dog breeds usually called lapdogs or toy dogs. However, despite their small size, Chihuahuas have plenty of attitudes and are fearless when it comes to facing other bigger dogs and animals. 

Because of their small and petite size, you can take them anywhere with you. You can find Chihuahuas in a variety of colors from black, white, golden, cream and even chocolate brown. Some with long hair and others with short hair.

Interesting to know, the breed, Chihuahua has descended from Techichi, an ancient breed of dogs dating back to the Toltec civilization.

Chamuco

 Chamuco
Chamuco

Breed traits: Brave, intelligent, protective.

Considering its similarity with American Pitbull, this breed is also called the Mexican Pitbull. Chamuco in Spanish literally means “the devil”, this clearly explains the fierce reputation it has earned. 

Although they have an aggressive nature, they can be trained to be gentle giants. However, in spite of this, they are hardly kept as house pets. This breed was bred as fighting dogs. 

Chamucos can prove to be excellent guard dogs.

Chinese Crested

 Chinese Crested
Chinese Crested

Breed traits: Affectionate, stranger friendly, cheerful.

Yes, the Chinese Crested dog is in fact, Mexican. This breed of dogs was developed from the Xolos or the Mexican hairless dogs and is another toy breed to come out from Mexico, just like the Chihuahuas. 

Chinese Crested dogs come in two varieties: Powderpuff and Hairless. Hairless breed lacks hair and the powderpuff breeds have a soft and silky coat.

An interesting fact about the Chinese Crested dogs is that they have sweat glands due to which unlike other dog breeds, they do not necessarily require panting to cool down.

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Calupoh

Calupoh
Calupoh

Breed traits: Agile, loyal, intelligent.

Also known as the Mexican Wolf dog, this breed was genetically developed in the 1990s as an experiment between dogs and wolves. 

Although they have elongated legs that enable them to run at high speeds, like the wolves, their temperament is quite the opposite. They are quite loyal to their owners and can also thrive with other dog breeds if trained correctly. 

Calupohs are generally trained to become guard dogs, herding dogs, and livestock protectors.

These were the five known breeds on our Mexican dog breeds list.

In case, we missed out on some information on Mexican Dog breeds, feel free to comment below with your valuable inputs.

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