Characteristics of Peruvian Hairless Dog (Peruvian Inca Orchid)
|Country of origin||Peru|
|The size||small, medium, large|
|Growth||Standard: 50-65 cm|
Medium: 40-50 cm
Petite: 25-40 cm
|Weight||Standard: 11-22 kg|
Medium: 8-12 kg
Petite: 4-8 kg
|Age||about 10 years|
|FCI breed group||spitz and primitive breeds|
- Representatives of this breed can be of three varieties (standard, medium, miniature), they differ in size, height and weight, although life expectancy is the same for all;
- At home, the Peruvian hairless dog, also called the Inca Orchid, is considered a national treasure, and the breed itself appeared more than two thousand years ago. This is evidenced by rock paintings, frescoes and ancient figurines of dogs. This suggests that genetically this is a very strong breed;
- It is believed that these dogs can heal people, and their touch with the skin on the sore spot noticeably relieves pain;
- Representatives of this breed almost always have an incomplete row of teeth, however, this feature does not affect the health of the animal.
The Peruvian hairless dog is a calm, balanced, noble and graceful animal that is very attached to the owner and wary of strangers.
She has a rather jealous nature, so she does not get along very well with other pets, especially small ones. He treats large animals with a certain respect, and shows condescension towards cats, but will not forget to once again demonstrate his superiority and closeness to the owner.
Hardy and agile, for active people this dog will become an excellent companion that you can carry with you everywhere, and for homebodies it will be an excellent pet. In addition, she has a high intellect, is easy to educate and is always happy to work with her master.
Peruvian Hairless Dog Care
Representatives of this breed have no hair, and, accordingly, they do not need to be combed. However, it is recommended to wipe their skin daily with a damp towel. In the heat, you should use special moisturizers, and in the cold – a protective cream and a warm suit if the pet goes outside. In addition, the dog’s skin must be protected from direct sunlight to avoid burns.
Since one of the common diseases of the Peruvian naked is intestinal complications, it is necessary to carefully monitor the dog ‘s diet , which should be balanced and include vitamins, minerals and other useful substances.
Conditions of detention
Special conditions for keeping these dogs are not required, but we must remember that the Peruvian hairless can only live in an apartment or in a house with warm floors, because due to the lack of wool they do not tolerate cold very well.
Representatives of this breed – especially the miniature size – can perfectly do without walks if they are accustomed to the tray.