COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Mexico.
MOST SUITED AS Watchdog and family pet.
The Mexican Hairless is bred in two sizes: one has a shoulder-height of 25 – 33cm (9 1/2 – 13 in), the other is 33 – 56cm (13 – 22in).
This breed has no hair except for a tuft of short straight hairs on the forehead and longer hair on the tip of the tail. The skin is a variety of colours including black, elephant grey, dark bronze, and grey-black.
The fact that this breed has no hair does not mean that its skin requires no care. The skin must be protected as much as possible from the sun to prevent sunburn. People who show these dogs scrub them regularly to remove dead skin and to keep the skin soft, with special exfoliating creams intended for use by humans: It is most important to keep the skin supple and smooth and to prevent it becoming dry. This is usually done with a lotion or cream. Sometimes the skin is rubbed with oil.
They are affectionate towards their own people and get on well with children. These dogs are also intelligent, peaceful, and noble, and are extremely adaptable. They cannot bark but let out a howl of sorts.
The Mexican Hairless is not difficult to train. They are clever and eager to please.
These highly noticeable dogs generally get on with other dogs, all household animals, and with children.
This breed does not require much exercise. If you let them romp and play regularly, they will be quite contented.