Dog Breeds: X

The first domesticated dog of the Americas, the Xoloitzcuintli, or Mexican Hairless Dog, is a highly unusual breed. Its personality is almost as unique as its almost alien appearance, which belies its tough, protective attitude. At home, however, it is a cuddly character, highly intelligent and devoted to its owners. It is a robustly healthy breed, but despite its lack of hair, it does require a good grooming routine to maintain the condition of its skin.