Dog Breeds That Start With X [Complete List]

Are you searching for dog breeds that have names starting with the X alphabet? Names with X are rare. But we have compiled a list of dog breeds that start with X in this post.

Dog Breeds That Start With X at a glance

These are the dog breeds that begins with x:

  • Xoloitzcuintle
  • Xiasi Dog
  • Xarnego Podenco Valenciano ( AKA Podenco Valenciano )

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Xoloitzcuintle is one of the few breeds of dogs without hair. According to ancient myth, its creator is the god Xolotl, and its name is derived from itzcuīntli in Nahuatl language, which means dog. Xolos were also some of the first breeds to be registered by the AKC.  This dog breed has 3 sizes from miniature to intermediate and standard. There are two varieties of the breed, hairless and coated. A spontaneous mutation many thousands years ago led to this dominant hairless trait in this breed. Xolos with coats are a recessive type, so the breeding of hairless with coated Xolos can bear pups of either variety. Xolo has wrinkles, dental anomalies, and a primitive temperament. Adult Xolo dogs are typically characterized by their calm demeanor. However, puppy dogs can be very energetic, vocal and noisy. But they stop barking as much and often become calmer when they reach maturity at around two years of age. The Xoloitzcuintle is very intelligent, sensitive, energetic, curious, and has strong social and hunting instincts. And there is one famous Xolo dog, Dante who was the star of the Disney/Pixar blockbuster film Coco, a CGI animation released in 2017.

Xiasi Dog

Xiasi Dog also known as Xiasi Quan is a dog breed with its name adopting the name of the Xiasi village in the prefecture of Kaili in Guizhou Province, China. There is no major kennel club that recognizes Xiasi Dog as a dog breed, however it is now accepted by most Chinese dog shows. People respect the Xiasi Dog because they believe it brings wealth to the family.

Xarnego Podenco Valenciano ( AKA Podenco Valenciano )

Podenco Valenciano is belongs to the a type of hound dog breed and originated from the Valencian Community in Spain. There are 3 varieties of this dog breed characterized by their coat hair. The liso variety has smooth hair. The Duro has a rough and hard coat. The sedeño has long and silky hair. The sedeño variety is also known as “Polserut” which is a local spanish word that describes this type of coat. Their hair is long and has a substantially different layout and texture. The dog has a strong smell and a good ear, which makes them versatile hunting companions. 2017 marked the official recognition by the Royal Canine Society of Spain.