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Xoloitzcuintli vs Indian Spitz (Smaller) – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Xoloitzcuintli Indian Spitz (Smaller)
OriginsMexico India
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank143429
Reviews01
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Other Names Mexican Hairless, Xoloitzcuintli, Xoloitzcuintle, Xoloitzquintle, Xoloescuincle, Xolo, Xolito Smaller Indian Spitz, Lesser Indian Spitz
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Primitive type section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set No set
Price $600-$800 Unknown

General Appearance - Xoloitzcuintli vs Indian Spitz (Smaller)

Size Medium Small
Weight 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg) 11-15 pounds (5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg) 13 pounds (6 kg)
Height 15-20 inches (38-51 cm) 8-10 inches (20-25 cm)
Avg. Height 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) 9 inches (22.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Xoloitzcuintli vs Indian Spitz (Smaller)

Coat Hairless Smooth Thick
Colors Black Brindle Brown Gray White White Brown Black & White
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Xoloitzcuintli doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Indian Spitz (Smaller) requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Xoloitzcuintlis shed none to minimal.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s shed moderately.

Characteristics - Xoloitzcuintli vs Indian Spitz (Smaller)

Temperament Alert Cheerful Loyal Calm Companionable Protective Kind Active Intelligent Athletic Playful Communicative Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Indian Spitz (Smaller) is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Xoloitzcuintlis are quite easy to train.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Xoloitzcuintlis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Indian Spitz (Smaller) is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Xoloitzcuintlis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Xoloitzcuintlis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Xoloitzcuintlis need a lot of social interaction.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Xoloitzcuintli barks none to minimal.
High: The Indian Spitz (Smaller) is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Xoloitzcuintlis are average watchdogs.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Xoloitzcuintlis are not the best to protect their territory.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Xoloitzcuintli has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Indian Spitz (Smaller) has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Xoloitzcuintlis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Xoloitzcuintli is strong enough to escape from home.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Xoloitzcuintlis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Xoloitzcuintlis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Xoloitzcuintlis tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Xoloitzcuintli vs Indian Spitz (Smaller)

Stranger Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are kid-friendly dogs.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are very dog-friendly dogs.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Xoloitzcuintli is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Indian Spitz (Smaller) is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Xoloitzcuintlis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Xoloitzcuintli breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Indian Spitz (Smaller) breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Xoloitzcuintli vs Indian Spitz (Smaller)

Health Issues
Xoloitzcuintlis tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Acne Dry Skin Skin Irritation No set
Life Expectancy 15-18 years 13-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Xoloitzcuintlis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Xoloitzcuintlis have an average exercise need.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Xoloitzcuintlis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Indian Spitz (Smaller)s like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Xoloitzcuintli has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Indian Spitz (Smaller) has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Xoloitzcuintli is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Indian Spitz (Smaller) is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Xoloitzcuintli vs Indian Spitz (Smaller)

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-7 puppies 1-3 puppies

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