Peruvian Inca Orchid Puppies

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An intelligent, loving, and lively breed.

Peruvian Inca Orchids, also known as Peruvian Hairless Dogs, don't have any fur! They come in a variety of sizes and are very protective and loving toward their family. In colder climates, they'll need clothing to keep warm.

Peruvian Inca Orchid At a Glance

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Peruvian Inca Orchid At a Glance

  • Size: 10"-26" 9-55 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Energy Level: medium
  • Coat: Hairless
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Dog Group: Hound
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Peruvian Inca Orchid Breed Guide

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  • Temperament

    Peruvian Hairless Dogs are extremely affectionate and protective of their families but wary of strangers. They are intelligent, lively dogs that can be trained to respect their territorial boundaries. They can be trained to do jobs, which will engage them. They do require a strong trainer, however, so they are not recommended for first-time dog owners.

  • Health

    Peruvian Inca Orchids are healthy dogs that don't have any breed-specific health conditions.

  • Activity Level

    Peruvian Hairless Dogs are energetic but can get bored with repetitive games. Try giving them a job, training them to do different tricks, or taking them on long walks. They'll play in the snow but be sure to give them a coat before sending them outside to play. Their lack of fur makes them unable to handle cold temperatures.

  • Grooming

    Peruvian Inca Orchids require no traditional grooming. If they're in extreme sunlight, sunscreen may be recommended. In extreme cold, their skin might require moisturizing, especially around the ears.

  • Shedding

    The Peruvian Inca Orchid's lack of fur leads to a natural lack of normal dog dander and shedding. As a bonus, they're also easier to wash and don't get fleas.

  • Appearance

    The most important aspect of the Peruvian Inca Orchid is its lack of hair. This breed may have short hair on its feet, the tip of its tail, and on top of its head, but nowhere else. Their skin can be brown, grey, copper, or mottled. They are either one solid color or one color with pink spots. These dogs have ears that are upright and shaped like candle flames.

  • History

    Peruvian Inca Orchids have an ancient history in the Incan Empire. Thousands of years before that, their ancestors crossed the land bridge from modern-day Siberia to Alaska. The earliest depictions of the breed in Incan art date back to around 700 A.D. They are recognized in Peru as a part of their national heritage.