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Working Gringa

Xoloxcuintle! After picking up our beloved puppy on the side of the road outside of Taxco and trying to figure out what breed of dog he is, we did a lot of research into the "Mexican hairless" dog. What we learned is that the dogs have been bred to be hairless, but that many litters have one or more "coated" dogs...dogs that look just like the hairless ones but have hair. And that originally, they all did. And that in fact, most of those yellow mutt dogs you see roaming around all over Mexico are the coated version of Xolos.

Anyway, we think maybe our dog URL and his new sister Malinche (Mali for short) are coated Xolos, with a few other influences over the years. True Mexicans, in other words. Mestizos. Around here, they call them "Malixes" (pronounced "ma-LEESH-ays" which is the Mayan word for "mutts".

You can see photos of our two Xolo-Malixes here on Dogster:

They make great pets! They have very short hair that barely sheds. They don't smell. They stay amazingly clean most of the time. And they have really lovely personalities.

My advice to anyone living in Mexico who wants a dog to love and care for: rescue one!!


I brought one back to canada and sure like him


Where can I find one? In the US, Chicago, IL

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