Agile, smart and swift, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is an elegant sighthound that developed in Peru. The breed can be hairless or coated, and comes in three sizes - small, medium and large. Lively and alert, these dogs can be very good hunters and do well in lure coursing, rally and agility. In the hairless variety, the skin can be of any color. In the coated variety all colors are accepted including black, brown, gray, pink, tan and white.
Did You Know?
The Peruvian Inca Orchid has been assigned the Hound Group designation.
Other names for the breed include Pio, Peero Sin Pello Del Peru (Dog without hair of Peru), Perros Flora (Flower Dog), Moonflower Dog, Inca Hairless Dog and Peruvian Hairless Dog.
December 2003 - The Board approved the eligibility of some Foundation Stock breeds (including the Peruvian Inca Orchid), which meet certain criteria, for competition in AKC Companion...
From the May 2012 Board Meeting The Peruvian Inca Orchid will be eligible to compete in Lure Coursing effective September 1, 2012.
The Peruvian Inca Orchid is a sighthound that comes in three sizes: small, medium and large noted for its hairless variety, though it comes in a coated version as well.
The breed's name was changed in 1985, by request of the Kennel Club of Peru to "Perro sin pelo del Peru," to better reflect the country of origin. That is how the name is...
From the November 2010 Board Meeting The Peruvian Inca Orchid Enthusiast Club will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Peruvian Inca Orchid.
The fundamental characteristic of the breed is the absence of hair on the body, except for small vestiges on the head, extremities and tail.
Pre-Inca pottery portrays the breed in great detail.
From the May 2010 Board Meeting The Peruvian Inca Orchid will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2011.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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