Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “X”

Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “X”
February 11, 2019

There are literally hundreds of different types of dog breeds, I’m pretty sure even the biggest dog buff wouldn’t be able to reel all the breeds off the top of their heads. So, if you’re stuck trying to think of all the different dog breeds which start with the letter X we’ve put together the ultimate list for you. We’ve scoured global kennel registers to compile a comprehensive list to make it easy for you.

You can find more information on the listed dog breeds by heading over to the Dog Breeds section of our website.

Despite there being hundreds of dog breeds, there is only one dog breed which starts with the letter “X”

Xoloitzcuintli


 You may know the Xoloitzcuintli breed as the Mexican Hairless Dog, however, its name is also abbreviated to Xolo for short – as you can see the dog’s name is a bit of a mouthful. But if you thought that their name was exotic, their personalities are even more exotic. There aren’t many dog breeds like the Xoloitzcuintli. For a start, it’s hairless, apart from a few whiskers and an endearing mohawk. Well, mostly, as there some variations of the breed which comes with a short and soft coat.

They are a non-sporting breed and come in three different sizes:
 
Toy – 14” maximum from the shoulder. 

Miniature – 18” maximum from the shoulder. 

Standard – 23” maximum from the shoulder. 

Even though the breed may not be the cutest around aesthetically, their personalities are almost unrivalled. They are renown for being extremely loyal to their families. However, owners must have the energy to match as they will require an above average amount of exercise. Even though they are hairless, they still need plenty of grooming and care. Most importantly, owners will need to ensure that their emotional needs are well met. They may look like wild dogs, however, they still have high emotional needs. 

They’re an adaptable breed, which tends to get on well with other pets including cats. They are also a very hardy breed who aren’t prone to genetic problems from their breeding. Their average lifespan is between 12 and 14 years if they are under the correct care. They are incredibly sensitive to the sun due to their lack of fur and super silky skin, so it is advised that you do not leave them outside for long periods during the day and apply sun cream when exercising them.
 
The Xolo breed tends to be fairly wary around strangers which makes them the perfect watchdogs as they are incredibly attentive despite not having too much of a loud bark. But, perhaps, the most interesting thing about the Xolo dog breed is their history. So the story goes, they used to be used as a guide to the underworld and as a prophet.