Monday, July 15, 2013

Rare Breed Monday: Peruvian Inca Orchid

Peruvian Inca Orchid
Image from akc.org
The Peruvian Inca Orchid is not a flower; it is a dog. It was first depicted on pottery around 750 AD, and as the name indicates, these were the dogs of the Inca and their descendants.

These dogs are elegant, lively, and alert. They're excellent hunters and do well in sports such as lure coursing, rally, and agility. They can be hairless or coated, and come in three sizes: small, medium, or large.

They get sunburned easily and need a sweater in winter. They don't have the protective coat of other breeds, and should live indoors, protected from the elements. 

The Peruvian Inca Orchid is known for being loyal and protective of its family, but requires plenty of exercise and activity. They're considered to bring good luck, and through history their warmth has been used to treat arthritis. 


3 comments:

  1. They sure do have a fancy and interesting name.

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  2. I had never heard of them before. If someone had said "Peruvian Inca Orchid" to me I would have been sure it was a fancy flower. LOL! Thank you for coming over! =D

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  3. Wow, how odd being furless or with fur! Never heard of them.

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