Peruvian Hairless Dog

kind, loyal, alert

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Country of origin: Peru
Breed group: Spitz and primitive types - Group 5 (FCI); Miscellaneous Class (AKC)


Size: small, medium or large
Coat: hairless or coated
Colour: various colours
Life expectancy: 10-13 years


Noble, affectionate and intelligent with coursing and hunting skills, expressly loyal at home but wary of strangers. The hairless varieties must be protected from sunlight.

A breed with many names

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is called "Perro sin Pelo del Perú" in its country of origin. Other names include: Viringo, Dielmation or Peruvian Inca Orchid.
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