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Peruvian Hairless Dog

History

The Peruvian Hairless Dog, also known as the Perro sin Pelo del Peru, is one of the oldest breeds in the world. There is evidence that these dogs were bred more than 3,000 years ago by the pre-Inca cultures that lived in present-day Peru. Highly prized for their ability to hunt and guard, the dogs were often used as protection against thieves and wild animals.

After the Spanish conquest of Peru, the dogs were often seen by the settlers as a sign of poverty and were nearly wiped out. However, the breed survived thanks to the efforts of a few dedicated breeders and enthusiasts. In the 1970s, the breed was recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Character

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is known for its independent nature. These dogs are highly intelligent and often strong willed. They bond strongly with their owner, but are not as affectionate as some other breeds. They also tend to be wary of strangers, and make a good watchdog.

Health

The Peruvian Hairless Dog, also known as the Peruvian Inca Orchid, is generally a healthy breed with a life expectancy of 12-14 years. However, as with any breed, there are certain health issues that owners should be aware of.

A common problem with Peruvian Crested Dogs is dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Regular dental care and brushing your dog's teeth can help prevent these problems.

Peruvian Crested Dogs can also be prone to skin problems, such as sunburn and acne. It's important to protect your dog from overexposure to the sun and to check their skin regularly for signs of irritation or inflammation.

Care

Although the Peruvian Crested has no fur, it still needs to be bathed regularly to keep its skin healthy. However, excessive bathing can dry out the dog's skin, so it's important to limit the frequency of bathing to about once a month. Use mild shampoo and make sure the skin is rinsed well.

The skin of the Peruvian Crested has a tendency to become dry, especially in colder climates. To keep the skin healthy, you can use a lotion or cream specially designed for this breed. Be sure to check your dog's skin regularly for any irritations, wounds or rashes.

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