The Xoloitzcuintli Or Xolo Is The National Dog Of Mexico

The Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo for short, is a hairless breed of dog, found in toy, miniature, and standard sizes. The Xolo also comes in a coated variety and all three sizes can be born to a single litter. It is also known as Mexican hairless dog, and is one of several breeds of hairless dog. The name xōlōitzcuintli comes from the god Xolotl and itzcuīntli, meaning dog in Nahuatl. Archaeological evidence has been found in the tombs of the Colima, Mayan, Toltec, Zapotec, and Aztec Indians dating the breed to over 3500 years ago. Long regarded as guardians and protectors, the indigenous peoples believed that the Xolo would safeguard the home from evil spirits as well as intruders. In ancient times the Xolos were often sacrificed and then buried with their owners to act as guide to the soul on its journey to the underworld. Indigenous peoples of Mexico had Xolo dogs as home and hunting companions, and today they are still very popular companion dogs. They are also the national dog of Mexico.

The Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo is the National Dog of Mexico

The Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo is the National Dog of Mexico

The Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo is the National Dog of Mexico

The Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo is the National Dog of Mexico

The Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo is the National Dog of Mexico

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