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Old 05-12-2012, 11:49 PM
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This is a breed I'm seriously interested in oddly enough. I don't typically go for the whole hairless thing, but while there are some awful looking Xolos there are some really nice looking ones too.

From what I'm reading on their temperament they sound SO much like Cricket.

I don't have plans to get another dog now or even for a while... I do like learning more about different breeds to see what does and doesn't fit what I would possibly want in a dog.

So what do you know about Xolos?
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:57 PM
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I researched and wrote an article on Xolos. I'll see if I can find it and send it to you if you want
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:35 AM
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Paco collars has a resident Xolo, but that's all I know about them
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:01 AM
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A client has had xolos for years..at one time she had four..most elderly. Over time, they sadly passed. However, she just recently adopted a new little one She had the toy and midsize.

Having not lived with them, I can't speak on what they're like on a daily basis. However, hers have always been very low key, friendly, and accepting of all treatment. Her current girl came from a rescue (taken from a hoarding situation, I think) and she's a little more reserved, but still a very nice dog

As a complete aside, she has what is possibly the most adorable Chinese Crested as well.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:43 AM
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There are coated Xolos... so if the whole hairless thing is not your preference, you may be able to get a coated one!
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:26 AM
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I love them and PIO's We will add one to our pack many years from now!
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:28 AM
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There are coated Xolos... so if the whole hairless thing is not your preference, you may be able to get a coated one!
Haha I think I have you to thank partially for my interest in this breed. For one thing I've had quite a few people out here ask me if Cricket is a Xolo or saying she looks like one of those Mexican hairless dogs but with hair. Looking at some Xolo pics I can totally see where they might get that idea though I'm a little surprised anyone around these parts would even know what a Xolo is. Then you mentioned on Facebook about Xolo's probable involvement in the street dog population in Mexico and it got me wondering about them.

I looked online and most of the sites I found mentioned that you won't find a hairless Xolo on the streets because of how important the hairless Xolos are to them. But.... The question in my mind is what about the coated ones? I wonder since they favor the hairless Xolos if there's the possibility that a good number of coated ones end up on the streets contributing more Xolo DNA into the street dog population. I really am starting to wonder if Cricket has some Xolo in her. She has a very similar temperament from what I'm reading and she has some similar features.

Here's a Xolo pic I found that I think is gorgeous. I seriously see physical similarities as well. Cricket has the erect ears, wedge head, muzzle slightly longer, similar build though Cricket is a little more sighthoundy/whippet-like in her build, but then I've found Xolo pics where they are built that way too...


I know Cricket's genetic makeup will always be a mystery, but it sure is intriguing to speculate.

One thing is for sure, if temperament wise these dogs are anything like Cricket then I know I'm going to want them on my must have one day list.

Two more pics from a Google search

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I researched and wrote an article on Xolos. I'll see if I can find it and send it to you if you want
Awesome thank you. I think you emailed it to me a while back ago when you had mentioned a while back about Cricket looking like she could have some throwback Xolo DNA in her... But I can't find the article in my email box.
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Paco collars has a resident Xolo, but that's all I know about them
I LOVE seeing pics of the X-Dog lol. They look fabulous in paco collars!!!
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:33 AM
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I love them and PIO's We will add one to our pack many years from now!
Yay!!! When you do I want hundreds of pics... With lots more Courtney pics too!
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