This is my hairless Xoloitzcuintli Pepe. He was
rescued from the shelter in 1992 and we adopted him from a dog rescue person. Pepe is barely a
standard size Xolo standing about 18" tall and weighing around 30
pounds. We do not know his exact age, he could be anywhere from
seven to ten years old, or even older (today in 1998). He has some gray
hair under his muzzle, but he is still very playful. Pepe can be
quite a troublemaker sometimes, but he is also so loving, devoted,
eager to please, and obedient most of the time. He is very
intelligent and has sooo much personality!
Pepe is the alpha dog of my dogs. My Xolos have
occasional squabbles over the leadership, but so far Pepe has
always been the clear leader. Sweet Lucy (AHT) and Pepe are best
friends and like to play with each other. Pepe is very patient with
Lucy and lets her steal any toy from him.
Best pals Pepe (Xolo) and Lucy (AHT)
Here are two new pictures of my beloved Xolo Pepe.
He is now 15+ years old. His hair, what little he has, is getting
very gray. In these photos he looks less gray than he actually is.
He has an age related problem with his left hip, and he cannot take
walks anymore. However, glucosamine supplements from the vet help
him a lot, and he can run around the house and in the backyard. He
can jump on and off the sofa easily as long as he keeps taking his
glucosamine. Pepe's hearing and sight are not as keen as they used
to be, and his heart is weakening, but he's managing just fine. He
is still very spunky, and he has retained the alpha position among
my dogs. Sweet Lucy continues to be his favorite pal, and he's very
gentle with her.
Pepe resting and relaxing...
Pepe heard a noise in the kitchen... food...!?
See newer photos on Pepe's