Peruvian Inca Orchid dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Peru
- Group: Greyhounds
- Weight: 12-23 kg
- Height: 40-50 cm
- Colors: white, black, gray, pink, brown
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: beware to skin burn, need sunscreen
- Temperament: Lively, calm, intelligent, quick, agile
- Health: prone to dental disease and skin burn
- Litter size: 3 - 5 puppies
- Lifespan: 11 - 12 years
- Other names: Peruvian Hairless Dog, PIO, Moonflower Dog, Flora Perro, Perro sin pelo del Peru, Al'co Calato, Inca Hairless Dog, Peruvian Inca Orchid
Called "Peruvian Hairless Dog", this dog is considered one with a long history. But today is a breed of the rare, if not ranked in the forefront of this ranking.
Originally from Peru, race has a controversial history, unless it has already established its origin certain. Generally stated that this dog comes from the time of the Inca Empire, but archaeological evidence (ceramic pots or statues) pre-Inca cultures of the coast depict such dogs.
Another theory states that these dogs were brought to the area by the Chinese, who crossed the Bering Strait and arrived in these places. The fact is that when the Spaniards conquered South America were surprised to discover a society so developed. In this civilization they saw hairless dogs, noble houses favorites.
Unfortunately conquizatdorilor Spanish intervention has been to the detriment of dogs that were almost exterminated. The few remaining copies were in households of common people in rural areas.
It is said that this breed dog would come from a Mexican hairless Xoloitzcuintli, brought by Ecuadorians in Peru traders, merchant ships, where they were held as a food source.
In the United States developed a breed similar to many mistaken it called "Peruvian Inca Orchid". This breed comes also from Peruvian hairless dog but otherwise had little development.
Other names: Orchid periviana, Moonflower, Pero Sin Pelo Del Peru, to
Food Peruvian Inca Orchid
Peruvian hairless dog is special compared to a dog with fur. Besides that has advantages, it has some needs that many do not know. One of these needs is food.
Because it does not appear the skin is in contact with air and can irritate the skin or on the contrary, the skin may be dry.
Diet matters a lot for a dog without skin. Since it takes energy to warm the body and so you have to pay attention on the quality of food.
It is known that almost all hairless breed dogs are prone to problems with teeth. That is one more reason to take care of your dog's teeth.
He must have clean teeth. It is recommended that in addition to the discretion fresh water after every meal to give him a stick to teeth cleaned.
Food is good to Portion 2-3 daily. It must Included in protein, vitamins and minerals animal. Most dogs get their protein requirements from meat. Corn is not recommended, but it is not excluded.
Description Peruvian Inca Orchid
Striking in appearance, the Peruvian hairless dog shows as the most important feature outdoor absence of hair. The dog may have some tufts of hair on top of head, legs and tail tip.
In Peru, growers tend to prefer completely hairless dogs. Constitution similar to greyhounds, the dogs are graceful, shapely musuclosi. Foot highlight the interdigital skin. The head is represented by the oblong skull and facial area narrowed.
Round eyes, almond, dark tend to squint in the sunlight due to increased sensitivity. The lips are pursed. Ears into hair, the shape of the candle flame may sometimes present a few tufts on the hair to the ends.
The skin is soft and wrinkled; It may be heavily pigmented, mottled in any color and in any combination on a pink background, or be in a single color. Albinism is not allowed.
Peruvian hairless dog is found on these varieties waist - miniature with a height of 25-40 cm at the withers and weigh 4-8 kg; - Medium with a height of 40-50 cm and a weight of 8-12 kg; - Large with a height of 50-65 cm and weighing 12-25 kg. Dogs must be thin and elegant, giving the impression of strength and harmony without being rude. The ratio of the height (at the withers) and length (from the withers to the base of the tail) should be 1: 1.
Behavior Peruvian Inca Orchid
Lively, calm and intelligent dog night is, because he does not like daylight and sunrises, sometimes called "Flower of the Month" (Moonflowers). They do not like to be alone, but when educated, can get used to it.
Is a dog that can be used both in the home and outside. They are agile and nimble. Despite his abilities, character or natural does not make it suitable for those who did not have the dog. They need an owner who understands the "language bitchy".
Accommodate dogs are living in a aparatament. It is advisable to be provided with a fenced green space, because they have skills greyhounds and might dashed any pet anytime during the chase.
Copies of this breed should be kept mostly in the house to protect them from the various external factors. They are coated with a coat (a pullovaras) in winter and must maintain a comfortable climate in summer. Keep in mind that they are protected by a shield follicle and they are naturally "naked."
The breed is ideal for people with allergies to animal dander. Dogs are highly intelligent, independent, insightful and loyal and tolerant with children. They are friendly with other dogs, but can become possessive and patrons as well. With few native sensibilities, these pets are strictly addresses of persons who undertakes to care for them properly.
Training Peruvian Inca Orchid
It is an intelligent dog. With a firm training, consistently done with gentleness, patience and without him hurtling you can have as a pet. Even with adequate training is not recommended for those who have not had the responsibility of a dog or those who have not had a dog ever.
Characteristics Peruvian Inca Orchid
The fact that this dog is covered with hair, that does not mean their skin care needs. The skin should be protected as much as possible sunlight. A good sunscreen should be ensured, especially if the dog is taken out in the hot days. Toilet and brush regularly to remove dead skin them and maintains it soft and smooth exfoliating creams can be used for human use.
If you do not want to copy presented at exhibitions, and the dog is kept in a suitable living environment, it is better not to interfere with this natural process of exfoliation and let that enter this process to occur naturally.
It is very important to keep skin supple and soft and prevent dryness; it is recommended to use creams or lotions or sometimes even rubbed into the skin with oil. Bathe dogs regularly using a mild soap.
Their skin is susceptible to sunburn, dry and tear irritation (caused by dogs, cats or objects). It is a very clean race that does not give off odor and is rarely parasites (no fleas).
There are different theories according to which body temperature should be several degrees higher than other breeds, these dogs are vegetarian and do not know to bark, etc. The veracity of these issues left around your curiosity.
Health Peruvian Inca Orchid
The breed is known as having fewer teeth than other races, mainly molars and premolars being absent. They are known to be prone to dental disease and skin. They tend to develop acne or finally boils. The skin also is prone to drying, therefore requiring special care.
Also, dogs must be protected from hot and sunny days because they are prone to sunburn and skin burns, as well as too cool or cold days. Peruvian Hairless Dog shows an increased incidence of cryptorchidism (lack of testicular descent in the scrotum, or they remain in the abdominal cavity, or somewhere in the line groin) and infantilism testicular (testes sizes much smaller than normal).
The average life expectancy is 11-12 years.