Xoloitzcuintle Breed Maintenance
While the Xolo is not considered a hypoallergenic breed, the fact that he has little or no hair, no dander, and no fleas, makes this dog excellent for very neat people or people who do suffer from allergies and asthma. They radiate a warm, soothing, healing heat, which is why the Aztecs and Mayans thought the dogs had healing properties. The Xolo requires little grooming, especially the hairless variety. Bathe and lotion the Xolo twice a month or as needed. Use sunscreen only as needed. The Xolo has the potential to develop acne if he is over-lotioned. He also has the potential to develop dry skin in the winter especially. Special precaution should be used to protect the tender ears from the elements. Trim the nails twice a month, and brush the Xolo’s teeth daily to prevent gum disease and bad breath.