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Peruvian Hairless Dog / Perro sin pelo del Perú

Peruvian hairless dog This is an ancient breed. Although it is often perceived to be an Incan dog because it is known to have been kept during the Inca Empire, they were also kept as pets in pre-Inca cultures from the Peruvian coastal zone. Peruvian hairless dogs appear around 750 A.D. on Moche ceramic vessels and continue in later Andean ceramic traditions The Spanish occupation of Peru nearly caused the extinction of the breed. In recent years, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) accepted the breed and adopted an official breed standard


The dog could have short hair on top of its head, on its feet, and on the tip of its tail. In Peru, breeders prefer completely hairless dogs.

The color of skin can be chocolate-brown, elephant grey, copper, or mottled. They can be totally one color or one color with tongue pink spots

The eye color is linked to the skin color. It is always brown, but dogs with light colors can have clearer eyes than darker-skinned dogs.

size :
Small  25 - 40 cm (10 - 16 inches)
Medium 40 - 50 cm (16 - 20 inches)
Large 50 - 65 cm (20 - 26 inches)

    Weight :
    Small 4 - 8 kg (9 - 18 lbs)
    Medium 8 - 12 kg (18 - 26 lbs)
    Large 12 - 25 kg (26 - 55 lbs)

      The dogs should be slim and elegant, with the presentation of force and balance.
      The ears should be upright with the possibility to lay flat.
      Proportions of height to length are 1:1.




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