If you are planning to get a Xoloitzcuintli, it is important to find out if this breed is indeed suitable for you and your household. While this dog has many lovable traits, it also possesses some characteristics that make it quite difficult to handle. It truly depends on how much time and effort you can afford to make it your perfect companion.
One thing about Xoloitzcuintlis is that they are quite unpredictable in terms of personalities. You'll find some Xolos that are extremely energetic, and some that are quiet and aloof. There are Xolos that are sweet and there are also those that are stubborn. One reason that they have such diversified personalities is because they are versatile and adaptive dogs. The advantage of getting a Xolo is that you can choose a personality that suits your lifestyle, but you probably have to know the puppy rather well before you adopt it. One way to find out if a certain Xolo puppy is suitable for you is to ask the breeder. Although puppies are at most a few months old, an experienced breeder will be able to tell you the personalities of the puppies.
Although there is no telling how a particular Xoloitzcuintli puppy may turn out, there are general characteristics that define the breed. If you are wondering if this breed of dog is suitable for you, you have to know the good and bad things about owning a Xoloitzcuintli.
One good thing about getting a Xolo is that you can choose the size according to your requirements or needs. Xolos come in three different sizes, miniature, toy, or standard.
Dog owners also love Xolos because they are not high maintenance dogs. You don't have to brush them because they are almost hairless. Also, you won't have to worry about shedding.
Xolos are very intelligent dogs and they can be easily trained. They can learn new tricks very fast and they enjoy entertaining their owners.
Xolos are light footed, graceful, and agile. You don't have to worry about clumsy dogs breaking the things in your house.
Xoloitzcuintlis can be too emotional and dependent on their owners. They demand a lot of attention and can be destructive or noisy if they are neglected for long periods of time.
If you do not socialize them when they are puppies, Xolos can be timid and suspicious, and develop a negative perception of their surroundings.
Xolos can't handle stress, noises, confusion and rough handling. If these things are common in your household, you may want to think twice about getting a Xolo.
Though Xolos are easy to maintain because they are hairless, they have a tendency to develop skin illnesses.