Peruvian Inca Orchid: description, personality and care
This unusual little dog wearing such a rare and beautiful name, is still an exotic creature for many professional dog handlers, not to mention the fans-dog breeders.
The Peruvian Inca Orchid is unusual in everything: appearance, behaviour, physiology. Today we introduce you to this amazing and very cute dog.
The history of the breed
The Peruvian Inca Orchid is an ancient and very rare breed. Scholars of the history of the AKC claim that it was invented in 750 BC in Peru. This dog has great hunting instinct, is very appreciated by the Incas.
It is necessary to clarify that the breed has two varieties – naked and with her short hair. As Pets in the homes of the Indians lived naked dog, covered with fur was used for hunting. In its homeland it is called the "Peruvian hairless dog". The Peruvian Inca Orchid is its European name.
Invading Spanish conquistadors of Peru drew attention to the unusual animal, and it was a tragic event in the history of the breed. The attention of the Spaniards led to huge losses in the population of these unique animals. Fortunately, over time, a wonderful dog — Peruvian Inca Orchid has recovered in numbers and was recognized as the first aboriginal dog of the Americas. The inhabitants of Peru were convinced that this animal of unusual appearance able to cure various diseases.
Peruvian Inca Orchid: description of breed
We have said that this breed is divided into two subspecies: completely bald and covered with hair. The standard allows the presence of bald dogs short fur on the legs, head and tip of tail. Now the Peruvian Inca Orchid even at home does not occur too often.
Interestingly, specimens incomplete set of teeth, but this in no way affects the health of the animal. Its closest relative with wool not suffer from the lack of teeth – they have a complete set.
Another amazing feature of the breed — susceptibility of the skin of the animal to temperature changes. For example, in winter the skin of the dog become lighter, and in summer it takes on a pinkish tinge.
The Peruvian Inca Orchid, unlike most dogs, sweats no language, and body. As a person, she's sweating all over the body. These unusual Pets are nocturnal hunters. By the evening they become active, and at night almost never sleep.
All "Peruvian" are divided into three categories, which differ in height and weight:
- Mini. Growing to 40 cm
- MIDI. Up to 50 cm
- Maxi. Height — 65 cm
Slender, elegant dog with long legs will never go unnoticed. It draws the attention of all animal lovers. Her head is a bit like a wolf, with a wedge-shaped skull. Dark eyes are almond-shaped. Erect ears (when the animal alert) wide. At rest they are laid back.
"The girl" has a pretty deep chest and muscular shapely legs. The tail of the dog low set, of medium length. The Peruvian Inca Orchid may have a different color — dark brown, black, graphite, blue, or very bright. The average life expectancy of about 13 years.
Any deviation from the standard is considered a disadvantage. Its severity is determined by the experts depending on how much it is expressed. In addition, there are defects that are not discussed, they lead to unconditional suspension:
- does not meet the standard tail and ears
- coat, exceeding the permissible limits
The Peruvian Inca Orchid is focused on life with the man. The peculiarity of this breed lies in the fact that each representative is absolutely unique, each animal has an individual character, which may be radically different from the character of the brethren of the same species. This causes difficulties in the establishment of the overall "portrait" of the breed.
To man "Peruvian" bound, but your feelings for him expresses with restraint. Need early socialization, which will allow you to avoid many of the problems associated with the attitude towards children and strangers.
This animal can be called the most relaxed dog in the world. She is friendly, patient and unflappable. "The Peruvian" good, I love the attention to himself, the owner greeted loudly, thus expressing great joy from the meeting.
The naked Peruvian dog smart and intelligent, so there's no problem with her training. Great results can be achieved if the training will be built into the game with reinforcements and treats.
Peruvian Inca Orchid: maintenance and care
This dog is not suited to the inexperienced dog owner. As you know, special care needs the Peruvian Inca Orchid. Proper care of these animals in the first place should be based on its natural life rhythm. All training should be postponed to evening, when the animal is experiencing the greatest surge of activity.
This dog will not tolerate rude attitude. The best option for the apartment or house, because she can't be in the yard. The most vulnerable place "of the Peruvian" leather, which needs special care. In winter your pet on a walk should be dressed in a unitard that he had not experienced all the "charms" frosty air, and in summer it must be protected from the scorching sun. The delicate skin of your pet should apply a sunscreen if you are going for a walk on a hot, Sunny day. But after bathing it is necessary to moisten with oil.
Hairless dog requires regular examination of the teeth with which it can be a problem, as well as cleaning ears and washing the eyes of strong tea. Provide proper care to your pet, and in response to your concern he will become attached to you and will delight you with his presence.
The contents in the private house
This cute dog from Peru perfect for keeping in the apartment – it was completely fine with two short walks a day, which animal should not be let off the leash. If you own a yard, then it is desirable that it was given a shady place where the "Peruvian" will be able to relax and not to get burnt.
As you can see, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is a breed very interesting. In Russia it is almost there, but I hope that in the near future these dogs will delight and Russian animal lovers.