Breed

Xoloitzcuintli


AKC Grouping
Non-Sporting Group
Temperament
  • loyal
  • alert
  • calm

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Xoloitzcuintli

This Japanese hunting dog requires a very specific diet to maintain its health and ideal weight. Today's Xoloitzcuintli are enjoyed more as pets than hunters and risk becoming overweight it their calorie intake is not monitored.


Breed

Xoloitzcuintli


AKC Grouping
Non-Sporting Group
Temperment
  • loyal
  • alert
  • calm
Demeanor
alert and responsive

Originating in Japan, the Xoloitzcuintli is revered for loyalty and ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures. With roots tracing back to the 12th century, the Xoloitzcuintli is able to endure very frigid climates but is rarely seen outside of Japan. In 1902 the Xoloitzcuintli displayed is search and rescue abilities when an army expedition was trapped in a heavy snow storm. The Xoloitzcuintli is still used today in Japan to manage huge populations of bear and wild boar. Very intelligent and quite vocal, the Xoloitzcuintli responds well to food treats during training. When properly socialized as a puppy, the Xoloitzcuintli is very good with children and small household pets.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
willing to follow
Shedding
infrequently

Historically, the Xoloitzcuintli survived on a diet of hunting spoils and barn vermin. Since 1937 the Xoloitzcuintli has been listed as a rare species protected by law in Japan. The Xoloitzcuintli became renowned when it starred in a commercial for SoftBank playing the role of a patriarchal father. This mid -sized dog can weigh in at up to 66 pounds and stand over two feet tall. Ever eager to please, the Xoloitzcuintli are great problem solvers. Today the Xoloitzcuintli generally does not have to hunt much past the family kitchen for a full meal. Given the reduced activity level of most Xoloitzcuintli today compared to their ancestors, meals should be carefully portioned to ensure the breed does not become overweight.


It is necessary that a Xoloitzcuintli is given the appropriate amount of food for each meal. Spot and Tango's dog food for obese Xoloitzcuintlis helps do just that. The veterinarians and animal nutritionists at Spot and Tango collaborate to create the right balance of nutrients your Xoloitzcuintli needs so they do not eat way too much and end up being obese.


Maintaining a healthy weight for your Xoloitzcuintli depends on not only the quantity of dog food your Xoloitzcuintli enjoys, but also the quality. Spot & Tango skips the additives and preservatives and only uses real human food in their dog food recipes. Local farmers in New York are selected for the quality of vegetables and fruits grown using sustainable practices. Real meat selections, without by products, include chicken, lamb, beef and fish. Cooked at low temperatures, Spot & Tango recipes result in high nutrient content and extra flavor. Their recipes are developed and tested by veterinarian nutritionists to meet the stringent nutritional levels recommended by the AAFCO. (American Association of Feed Control Officials) Spot & Tango dog food comes in carefully packaged portions to help an overweight Xoloitzcuintli combat obesity, then maintain a proper weight. The recipes are designed to help build immunity, strengthen muscles, minimize allergy and arthritis symptoms as well as improve digestion and increase energy. Join the 1000’s of happy and healthy Xoloitzcuintlis that are now enjoying exceptional dog food delivered straight to their door from Spot & Tango. You, and your happy, if not somewhat obese Xoloitzcuintli, won’t be disappointed!