Peruvian Hairless Dog


Peruvian Hairless Dog Group V - Primitive types, Section 6 - Primitive breeds. Recognized in 1970.

General Appearance:

It's quiet, reliable, lively and friendly dog, which, however, it is independent dog. It seems sometime a little disobedient.


Its education must be nice but with strict consistency. Owner cannot issue commands that the dog does not know, but it can make the order, that knows. Successful education can effectively contribute positive stimulation for each meeting the requirement of the dog must be warmly commended and rewarded. To strangers it is distrustful, behave warily and it is an excellent watchdog. Great popularity it gained as companion dog allergy-irritating debris of its coat. Any remaining hair confined to parts of the body such texture that does not cause allergies. Bald individuals require special care in winter, when it must be protected from frozen bites, especially earlobes, but even in summer, especially if they are with little pigmentation. Then they must be when you stay in the sun protected from sunburn, it is the need to use appropriate cosmetics (quality sunscreen with the highest SPF), but the adverse effects of excessive exposure of the skin, it can also be preventable by strengthening the pigmentation of the application of supplementary feed based by sea algae (seaweed).


It's an elegant overall balanced dog should be lean and its physique suggests a combination of speed and power, never cannot be rough. The most important feature of the breed is the lack of hair on the body. Another typical feature is incomplete dentition. Standard FCI recognizes three sizes types,  Small, of height at withers 25-40 cm, Medium, about height at withers 40-50 cm,  and Large, height at withers 50-65 cm. Weight of body  is by  Small sized 4-8 kg,  by Middle sized  8 to 12 kg and Large  sized 12 to 25 kg.

The head is Lupus Lupus look as ( "wolf") type of reasonable proportions. Seen from above, skull is broad and the muzzle toward the nose tapers. Browridges are slightly marked occipital crest slightly visible. Front slope has to be gradual. The muzzle has a flat nasal bridge. The colour of the nose must match the colour of the skin. Lips are tight and must adhere as closely as possible to the jaws and teeth. Scissor bite, the incisors, canines developed normally, lacking one or more premolars and molars is permissible. The lower jaw has to be fairly low, but not weak or short. Cheeks protruding eyes are medium sized, slightly almond-shaped, can not be sunken or protruding. Their view is bright, intelligent. The colour of the iris may be different from black through all shades of brown to yellow, should match the colour of the skin. In any case, must be the same in both eyes. Colouring the eyelid margins can vary from black to pink but this is permissible only in individuals with light-coloured, non-pigmented face, and they shall be considered undesirable. Ears must be pricked, especially when the dog is in the heat of passion, the rest can be folded backwards, moderately long, broad at the base, evenly tapering towards the top.

The neck has a curved neck line and is roughly the same length as the head. Has a roughly frustoconical shape, it is elastic and properly muscled. Body should not be too coarse or too light, upper body lines should be straight, but in some people it is in the transition back into the loin slightly arched. Withers should be less noticeable, spine straight, shoulders are strong, suitably muscular, sloping croup is round, must be solid and well muscled. The tail should be set on low, thick at the root towards the tip tapers. When it is arousal, the tail is carried up, curved over the back. It should never be coiled into a circle. The rest is usually hanging down, reaching the hock and the end is slightly hook turns, or can also be downloaded under the belly. It should never be docked.

Chest is appropriately broad, ribs must be lightly sprung, never be flat, lower body lines form a nice sleek curve that from the lowest point of the chest rises to adequately tucked abdomen.

The forelegs must be perfectly perpendicular to the substrate. Elbows do not stand out. Feet are oval shaped similar to the feet Hare, padded should be strong, resistant to high temperature substrate. Skin duplications (doubles) between the fingers must be properly shaped. For black-coloured claws individuals are mostly black, with light-coloured are generally bright. The hindquarters are rounded and elastic muscles; hamstrings when viewed from the side distinctly arched, round. Free parts of the hind legs are perpendicular to the substrate. Dewclaws must be removed.

The skin on the entire body is smooth and elastic, but on the head, around the eyes and cheeks may form rounded and almost concentric lines. The fuselage coat completely absent, its remnants are on the head, distal (end) parts of the limbs and tail end. Sometimes it is also a little hair on the back. Internal and external temperature of the body naked is the same as in coated breeds, the absence of hair, however, causes rapid and direct radiation and heat dissipation, which in other breeds naturally prevents the coat acts as an insulator. Skin colour may be uniform, black, slate gray, elephant gray, blue-black, gray any other shade, deep brown to pale fawn, or spotted, with pink (un-pigmented) patches on any part of the body. Hair colouring residues corresponding to skin colour.

All deviations from the requirements of the standard are considered as defects and evaluate exactly according to the seriousness with regard to the health and welfare of the male or female.