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Xoloitzcuintli Zolo


Xoloitzcuintli


Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced: Sho-loist-queen-tlee) come in three sizes and two types. Recognized by Xolo Club of America SKC, UKC, CKC, FCM and FCI. Toy up to 13 inches - Minature 13 inches and up to 18 insches - Standard over 18 inches and up to 23 inches.

Xoloitzcuintli, which translates from the nahuatl language (spoken by the Aztecs and still by some indigenous people today) into "Guide Dog" because in most of the ancient Mesoamerican mythologies it was believed that the human soul, in order to go across the river of death (Mictlan River) into the underworld, had to be guided by one of this wonderful dogs. They were the representation -Nahual or alter ego- of the God Xólotl", translated as, "the god of the extraordinary things" (like twins, monstruous things and anything amazing) whose main function was to bury the sun every night (like a dog buries a bone) and bring it out of the earth again every morning to bring light and heat to the world. Xolo (Sho-lo) which is the short way to nickname the breed.

The two types consists of coated and hairless, born in the same litter. All of the above clubs accept all three sizes and two types. FCI only the hairless. Here is a link to the breeds standard. The Mexican Kennel Club (FCM)-- accepts three varieties of Xolos by size: miniature, intermediate and standard, and it doesn't recognize the coated dogs as eligible for breeding, registration or showing.


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Itzcuintlan Xoloitzcuintles We breed only hairless miniature, intermediate and standard sized Xolos, since 40 years ago in Cuernavaca Mexico. Top winners in Mexico in 2005, and oldest specialized kennel in the breed in the world. Visit our website: www.xolos-mexico.com
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