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Peruvian Inca Orchid

Size: Medium

Weight: 30 - 40 lbs.

Height: 20" - 23"

Life Span: 11 - 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Peru

Also Known As: Inca Hairless, Perro Sin Pello Del Peru, Perros Flora, Ca-Allepo

Group: Primitive

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

This breed tends to be quiet and reserved with strangers. Early socialization and obedience training is necessary.

Compatibility with Kids

Typically good with children

History

The exact heritage of the Peruvian Inca Orchid is unknown. However, it is an ancient breed thought to have originated around 750 A.D. Incan nobility favored these dog, the breed is thought to have earned its current name when the Spanish conquered the Incas because they were discovered in orchid patches.

Pet Facts

Recognized by the AKC in 1996 as Foundation Stock, the Peruvian Incan Orchid is a rare breed that is attempting to obtain registration status.