Xoloitzcuintle. The rare Mexican hairless dog. Archaeological evidence indicates that this strangely (almost) bald breed has been around for more than 3,000 years in Mexico. These dogs make excellent companions, as the Aztecs apparently knew since they were considered to be sacred. .
Xoloitzcuintli pup. This is an ancient breed from Mexico that comes in toy, miniature, and standard sizes. It can be coated or hairless. The Xolo is one of the world's oldest and rarest breeds and likely the first dog of the Americas. Their name is derived from Aztec words for God and Dog. Even today some people in Mexico and Central America believe these dogs can cure or ward off ailments and evil.