Category: Non Sporting Dogs
Facts about Xoloitzcuintli dogs, "Scientific name for Xoloitzcuintli dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Xoloitzcuintli dog is a variety of dog that hails from Mexico. The Xoloitzcuintli dog breeds have no hair, appearing in toy, small and average sizes. In English speaking countries, the Xoloitzcuintli dog breed is called as a Mexican hairless dog. Xolito and Xolo are the nicknames of this dog breed.
Xoloitzcuintli dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
Facts a Xoloitzcuintli dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Xoloitzcuintli dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Xoloitzcuintli dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Xoloitzcuintli dog breed comes in three different sizes, such as toy size, miniature size and the standard size.
The average height at the shoulder of the Toy Xoloitzcuintli dog is 9 to 14 inches (22.8 to 35.5 cm) and the average weight of the Toy is 5 to 15 pounds (2.3 to 6.8 kg). In the United states the smallest Xoloitzcuintli dog is called a Toy dog but in Mexico they call it a Miniature dog, which can be hard to understand.
The average height of the Miniature Xoloitzcuintli dog at the shoulder 15 to 21 inches (38 to 53.3 cm) and the average weight 15 to 31 pounds (6.8 to 14 kg).
In the Unite States the Miniature dog goes by the name of Miniature and in Mexico goes by the name of Intermediate.
The average height of the Standard Xoloitzcuintli dog at the shoulder is 20 to 30 inches (5.8 to 76.2 cm) and the average weight of the Standard dog is 25 to 40 pounds (11.3 to 18 kg) and up to even weigh up to 60 pounds (27.2 kg)
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Xoloitzcuintli dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. Facts a Xoloitzcuintli dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Xoloitzcuintli Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Xoloitzcuintli dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Xoloitzcuintli dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Xoloitzcuintli Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Xoloitzcuintli dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The hairless Xoloitzcuintli dog breed appears with or without a small tuft of hair on the tail and head. The skin of the Xoloitzcuintli dog breed is smooth and soft, yet tough to the elements. The Xoloitzcuintli dog breed comes in a diversity of colors, such as black to slate, bronze, gray, brindle, fawn, red, spotted or solid. The coated variety has a complete cover of hair that is small, glossy and dirt free, similar to that of a Doberman. The Xoloitzcuintli dog is an extremely healthy and strong breed, with a wide skull, with a black-colored or skin-colored snout. The dark-colored eyes of the breed are in the shape of an almond, keeping with the coat color of the dog. The Xoloitzcuintli dog most obvious feature is its huge, vertical bat-like ears. The Xoloitzcuintli dog breed is extremely keen and can heed and alert you to hazard or alien. The color of the coat of the Xoloitzcuintli dog breeds changes while they mature.
Xoloitzcuintli dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. Facts a Xoloitzcuintli dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Xoloitzcuintli dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Xoloitzcuintli dog breed is extremely clever, faithful, alert, healthy and very affectionate to its family. The Xoloitzcuintli dog breed is naturally defensive and unfriendly to strangers. With appropriate socializing, it is extremely good with kids. The Xoloitzcuintli dog breeds are vegetarians, and they love consuming vegetables. They are effortless to housetrain, and learn things extremely quickly.
The average lifespan of the Xoloitzcuintli dog breed ranges from 15 years to 20 years.
If purchasing a Xoloitzcuintli dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Xoloitzcuintli dog belongs to the Non-Sporting Group and in 2011 it was recognized AKC American Kennel Club.
Average body temperature for a Xoloitzcuintli dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Xoloitzcuintli dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Xoloitzcuintli dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Xoloitzcuintli dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Xoloitzcuintli dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Xoloitzcuintli dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.