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Xoloitzcuintli vs Japanese Spitz – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Xoloitzcuintli vs Japanese Spitz" Compare Xoloitzcuintli and Japanese Spitz. Which is better: Xoloitzcuintli or Japanese Spitz?
Name Xoloitzcuintli Japanese Spitz
OriginsMexico Japan
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank143229
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Other Names Mexican Hairless, Xoloitzcuintli, Xoloitzcuintle, Xoloitzquintle, Xoloescuincle, Xolo, Xolito Nihon Supittsu
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. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain National Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $600-$800 $500-$800

General Appearance - Xoloitzcuintli vs Japanese Spitz

Size Medium Small
Weight 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg) 11-20 pounds (5-10 kg)
Avg. Weight 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg) 15.5 pounds (7.5 kg)
Height 15-20 inches (38-51 cm) 12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
Avg. Height 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) 13.5 inches (34 cm)

Hair & Care - Xoloitzcuintli vs Japanese Spitz

Coat Hairless Smooth Thick
Colors Black Brindle Brown Gray White White
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Xoloitzcuintli doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Japanese Spitz requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Xoloitzcuintlis shed none to minimal.
Japanese Spitzs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Xoloitzcuintli vs Japanese Spitz

Temperament Alert Cheerful Loyal Calm Companionable Protective Affectionate Proud Intelligent Companionable Playful Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Japanese Spitz's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Xoloitzcuintlis are quite easy to train.
Japanese Spitzs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Xoloitzcuintlis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Japanese Spitz is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Xoloitzcuintlis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Japanese Spitzs 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.
Japanese Spitzs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Xoloitzcuintlis need a lot of social interaction.
Japanese Spitzs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The Xoloitzcuintli barks none to minimal.
High: The Japanese Spitz is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Xoloitzcuintlis are average watchdogs.
Japanese Spitzs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Xoloitzcuintlis are not the best to protect their territory.
Japanese Spitzs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Xoloitzcuintli has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Japanese Spitz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Xoloitzcuintlis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Japanese Spitzs have lower than 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.
Japanese Spitzs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Xoloitzcuintlis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Japanese Spitzs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Japanese Spitzs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Xoloitzcuintlis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Japanese Spitzs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
Japanese Spitzs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 Japanese Spitz

Stranger Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Japanese Spitzs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are kid-friendly dogs.
Japanese Spitzs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Japanese Spitzs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are very dog-friendly dogs.
Japanese Spitzs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Xoloitzcuintli is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Japanese Spitz is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Japanese Spitzs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Xoloitzcuintlis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Japanese Spitzs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Xoloitzcuintlis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Japanese Spitzs 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
Japanese Spitz 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 Japanese Spitz

Health Issues
Xoloitzcuintlis tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Japanese Spitz is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Acne Dry Skin Skin Irritation Patellar Luxation Runny Eyes
Life Expectancy 15-18 years 10-16 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.
Japanese Spitzs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Xoloitzcuintlis have an average exercise need.
Japanese Spitzs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Xoloitzcuintlis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Japanese Spitzs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Japanese Spitz can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Xoloitzcuintli has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Japanese Spitz has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Xoloitzcuintli is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Japanese Spitz is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Xoloitzcuintli vs Japanese Spitz

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 1-6 puppies

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