Xoloitzcuintle

breed of dogs

The Xoloitzcuintle (/ʃltsˈkwntl/), or Xolo, also known as the Mexican hairless dog, is a breed of dog from Mexico. Most have no hair but some are born with hair (coated). The Xolo also has wrinkled skin. It is found in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. Its name is from the Nahuatl language, where it is called xōlōitzcuintli (singular)[1] and xōlōitzcuintin (plural).[1] The name comes from the god Xolotl and itzcuīntli, meaning dog in Nahuatl.[1]

Xoloitzcuintles without and with hair.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nahuatl Dictionary. (1997). Wired Humanities Project. University of Oregon. Retrieved September 1, 2012, from link Archived 2016-12-03 at the Wayback Machine