anyone with any stories/ experience with this odd breed? Or similar breeds?
A xolo, sighthound?
They are not sighthounds by any means, the Biche, which came before the Xolo was a sighthound, but it was also hairless, the Biche is now extint.
Xolos were used in the past as sacrificial offerings.
Oh they are not an ugly breed at all, they are beautifull dogs when seen in the flesh.
I would be rescuing, not buying. Mexico is not far from where iam, so there are rescues here. Im sure the dog will live too lolOf the Xolos I've met, a bit over half were rescues. So the 'dying when separated thing' is, I think, a myth.
I've seen coated Xolos on tv. Very neat looking. I don't mind the hairless upkeep tho.There are also coated Xolos, so if the hairless thing doesn't appeal, you can go for a more conventional type.