Mexican Hairless

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Life span

15 Years


27 Kg


Utility Dogs

Mexican Hairless Overview

This dog breed comes in three sizes, Toy, Miniature and Standard and two different varieties which are coated and hairless. The hairless is thought to be the most sought after for this dog breed.

For those that suffer with allergies, buying or adopting a Mexican Hairless Dog Breed is wise choice as they don't shed. They have a lovely temperament and make wonderful companions. They're bright, very alert, funny and highly intelligent.

They come in a variety of colours, everything from Brindle, Black, Dark Brown and Copper, White and Bronze.

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Mexican Hairless Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Mexican Hairless is an ancient breed that dates back to the time of the Aztecs, which makes them at least 3,500 years old. The breed name is a combination of the dog god Xoloti and the Aztec word Itzcuintli, which means dog. 

Mexican Hairless Temperament

The Mexican Hairless is known to be very intelligent, sensitive and inquisitive. They have high energy and strong hunting skills. 

Mexican Hairless Training

The Mexican hairless is very easy to train because of their willingness to learn and please. They're very intelligent and often excel in agility and obedience classes. They're very strong and can easily withhold lots of exercise and training.  This wonderful dog breed is obedient and therefore a pleasure to have at home and to train. 


The Mexican Hairless requires unique grooming as they have no hair. Bathing them every 4 weeks with gentle dog shampoo will help keep their skin in great condition. Because they have no hair, they are prone to developing spots and blackheads on their skin. You need to resist the urge to squeeze them and instead bathe them gently with a dog exfoliant that's kind to their skin. 

As with all dog breeds, they also require their teeth to be brushed every day as well as regular nail clipping and cleaning of their eyes, ears and paws. 


The Mexican hairless does not have any predisposed hereditary health conditions like many other dog breeds. Provided they are taken care of with diet, exercise, love and regular grooming, this wonderful dog breed is relatively healthy. 

Mexican Hairless Exercise Needs

The Mexican Hairless requires moderate levels of exercise around 60-80 minutes a day. During this time they should have as much time off their lead as possible to run and have fun.  To help keep them mentally stimulated, they must also be provided with toys and games to solve to help keep them mentally fit and happy. 

Children and other pets

The Mexican Hairless gets on very well with children because of their loving and nurturing ways. Playtime must always be supervised with dogs and children to prevent rough play. 

The Mexican Hairless doesn't suit sharing their home with other dogs or small animals.