PERUVIAN HAIRLESS DOG IS?
you looking for a faithful, calm family member?
Peruvian Hairless Dog is then a good choice. The Peruvian
is to his owner one of the most loyal dog breeds I know.
The breed is primitive so therefore also a little reserved.
Being reserved does not mean that the dog would be timid
or angry - it's the natural sense of a wild animal which
means, that the dog doesn't immediately approach something
new but gets used to new things by observing from a distance.
Because of this, remember when you meet a Peruvian for the
first time that you act like you don't notice it at all
before the dog comes to you himself.
After getting to know each other for a while, you get a
Peruvian to be a fun, playful and loyal friend. A Peruvian
is also very smart.
is easy to teach one because he wants in every way to please
a breed the Peruvian Hairless Dog is known for his hairlessness,
but there is also a hairy type. Both the hairy and hairless
dogs are born in the same litter usually 50-50.
Nowadays even the hairy Peruvians get recognition in the
dog world. People have noticed that they are nice dogs too.
Some dogs with longer coats do exist, but they do not require
much grooming either.
hairy Peruvians are suitable to all dog hobbies except dog
They should also be used in breeding programmes.
The character between the hairless and the hairy Peruvian
do not vary too much from each other. The hairy one of course
withstands more cold weathers because of his coat. The hairless
needs clothes during winter.
Externally the Peruvian looks like a light greyhound, not
skin care is very simple - washing and skin lotion depending
on the dog. There are differences between skin type in Peruvians.
Some have dry skin and others the kind that needs close
to any care what so ever.
lacking of teeth in the Peruvian seems to be difficult for
many to understand. The common belief is that the dog can
not eat normally - this is not the case. From experience
I can say that a toothless Peruvian can eat for example
a regular bone faster then a dog that does have teeth. Believe
or not, but I have seen this a lot.
eats anything, both home cooked meals and kibble work just
fine.Most Peruvians love exercise. Especially to run free
without a leash. Outside the Peruvian takes all the joy
out of his life, but inside the dog is peaceful and sleeps
most of the time.
Text: Bay's Bushyfur kennel
Translation: Minna Sten