So you’re looking to adopt an Peruvian Inca Orchid, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “These affectionate companion dogs are essentially sighthounds (think Greyhounds and Whippets) and have the same elegant contours of their racy cousins. PIOs come in a range of sizes: the smallest might stand just short of 10 inches; the largest top out at nearly 26 inches. Their distinguishing feature is, of course, hairlessness. The delicate skin can be a solid color or spotted with unpigmented areas. Coated PIOs are in the minority, and the coated and hairless varieties can occur in the same littler.Going by his general conformation, it is an elegant and slim dog, whose aspect expresses speed, strength and harmony without ever appearing coarse. Another particular feature is that the dentition in the hairless variety is nearly always incomplete, associated with the congenital alopecia. Noble and affectionate at home with those close to him, he is at the same time lively and alert. He might be wary of strangers and is a good watch dog. The breed is loyal and protective of his family, but like all dogs, should be supervised around younger children. Caution should also be taken with small pets that may be seen as prey. 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.”
An Peruvian Inca Orchid typically ranges from 24.765cm to 65.405cm in height, and weighs from 3.855535145kg to 24.947580350000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Peruvian Inca Orchid breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Peruvian Inca Orchid insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.