Description: This breed is an exotic treat. Its skin requires special care. Quick-witted, calm and intelligent, Peruvian Inca Orchids are usually good with children and get along with other dogs. These dogs are noble and affectionate at home with those close to them, at the sane time lively and alert; he is wary and a good guard in presence of strangers. PIOs are nighttime dogs, sometimes called Moonflowers and, as such, do not like the light of the day nor the rays of the sun.
A fenced in yard is recommended since the PIO is a sighthound and may take off chasing a small animal at anytime. This breed should live indoors and be protected from the elements. They should have a sweater in the winter and kept at a comfortable temperature in the summer. Keep in mind they do not have hair to protect them from the weather and are basically naked
Other Names: Inca Hairless Dog
Height: 20-23 inches
Weight: 30-40 Ibs
Colors: It can be heavily mottled in any color, in any combination with a pink background, or it can be solid colored.
Temperament: Peruvian Inca Orchid is a calm and quiet dog, but very reserved with strangers. Highly intelligent and extremely independent.
With Children: Good with children.
With Pets: Get along with pets.
Care and Training: The Peruvian Inca Orchio requires considerable attention to avoid sunburn and both hyper- and hypothermia (overheating and chilling). They should be bathed regularly with gentle soap and have a sweater in the winter and summer at comfortable temperature.
Living Environment: A house with a fenced yard is recommended , they should live indoors.
Health Issues: Prone to skin and dental problems
Life Span: 11 - 12 years
Country of Origin: Peru
History: It believed that the Peruvian Inca Orchid have been around since A.D.750 when they appeared in the settlements of the Moche people of Peru. The Spanish came upon them in Inca homes in early 1500's.
First REgistered by the AKC: 1996
AKC Group: Sighthound