Peruvian Inca Orchid

Description

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is a slender sighthound that is medium size. Its body is designed for quickness and strength. It is well-proportioned in body and features. The breed’s head is balanced in size with the rest of its body and has a vague stop. The muzzle is moderately long and narrows at the nose. It has large ears. The breed’s neck is elongated and well arched to the shoulders. The back is long and strong. Its tail is long and forms a point at the end. Its legs are straight in the front and angled in the back. The chest is deep, but not too broad. Its coat is hairless and very smooth.

Temperament

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is a gentle breed that is very easy going. Its independence makes it seem aloof. It is smart and responds well to training. Children are fine with this breed as long as they don’t play rough. Supervision is recommended when the breed is playing with very young children. The breed gets along fine with other pets and dogs and is unlikely to display any unpleasant behavior when interacting with other animals. It can be affectionate, but only with its family or other people it recognizes. It distrusts strangers.

Height and Weight

The male and female Peruvian Inca Orchid each weigh about 30-40 pounds. The male is about 23 inches tall and the female is about 20 inches.

Health Problems

The Peruvian Inca Orchid tends to be a healthy breed. The breed is not associated with any serious health conditions. Keeping the teeth and skin healthy is important.

Ideal Living Conditions

While the Peruvian Inca Orchid is fine with small living conditions, such as an apartment, it is better suited for a medium size yard. The yard must be fenced since this breed will easily chase animals. It is not suited for environments where the weather becomes very hot.

Exercise

The Peruvian Inca Orchid needs a significant amount of exercise. If the breed resides in a medium size yard it will obtain most of the exercise it needs.

Life Expectancy

The Peruvian Inca Orchid has an average life expectancy of 11-12 years.

Litter Size

Grooming

The hairless coat of the Peruvian Inca Orchid requires minimal maintenance. Brushing or wiping the coat on a regular basis will keep the coat smooth. It is a good idea to wash the coat with a gentle shampoo that removes dead skin. Applying a moisturizer to the skin after a bath is recommended.

Origin

The Peruvian Inca Orchid originates from Peru.

Group

Sighthound

Color

Any color is acceptable for the coat of the Peruvian Inca Orchid.