The Unusual Peruvian Hairless Dog

The Unusual Peruvian Hairless Dog

Unique Peruvian dog – without hair. When you will touch and hug this pet, you will feel a lot of warm coming from its hairless body. It is so unusual pet. I love this dog.

Peruvian Hairless Dog officially called as Perro Sin Pelo del Peru  is a unique dog originally from Peru. It is also called as the Peruvian Inca Orchid, Pio, Perro Flora (Flower Dog), Moonflower Dog Inca Hairless Dog. Although it is stressed that the Peruvian Hairless Dog is an animal of the Incas, it must be noted that the history of this pet is much longer. Perro Sin Pelo del Peru was very well known to the earlier cultures, such as, among others, Mochica (I AD –  VIII AD) and Chimú (IX- XI AD). And how do we know that this breed has existed so early? Well, thanks to a well-preserved ceramic objects. Ceramics from a time before the rise of the Inca Empire (also from a time of the Incas), shows the naked Peruvian dog in great detailTo this day survived, among others, statues with the image of a ruler with the Perro sin Pelo del Peru at his feet. It is also known that the Peruvian Hairless Dog had a special meaning for Incas. Was treated by the Indians with great respect, to the extent that the buried ruler or important person with their dog. It is also assumed that the Incas believed that Perros sin Pelo del Peru were actually the incarnation of gods.

Photo from: http://www.tuamigoelperro.es/perro-sin-pelo-del-peru-fotos/
Photo from: http://www.tuamigoelperro.es/perro-sin-pelo-del-peru-fotos/

What differs Peruvian Hairless Dog from others?

As the name suggests – just naked body. These dogs are either completely, or almost completely hairless. Their naked body can at most have a single hair on the head and tail. Peruvian naked dog’s skin is mostly gray, black or dark brown.

Among the other characteristics of this dog is its body temperature, which is about 39 °C. Because this dog does not have hair, when you touch it or hug it, you will have a feeling that you touch the heater. It is very nice and warm. With this dog for sure you will never be cold.

Peruvian Hairless Dog is therefore not only a great companion, friend, but also walking heater. Due to the temperature of the body, in the past, as well as currently in Peru, it is assumed that the Perro sin Pelo del Peru are perfect for people with rheumatic problems. Patients with arthritis can hug the naked body of a pet and who knows; maybe they will have less health problems. Also it is believed that these dogs help treatment of asthma.

These breed is also a great alternative for people with allergies. If you suffer from allergies, and you dream about a dog, you may want to consider the purchase of the Peruvian Hairless Dog.

- Perro Sin Pelo del Peru
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And what we you say about temperament of the Perro sin Pelo del Peru?

As a rule, the Peruvian Hairless Dog are calm, friendly, good for kids, affectionate and lively.  Are committed to the household, but to the strangers are likely to be distrustful. They are also very intelligent and learn quickly.

More information about this breed can be found on the website of American Kennel Club.

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