meet thePeruvian Inca Orchid

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.


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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.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Blue 037
Bronze 060
Brown 061
Copper 535
Cream 076
Gold 091
Gray 100
Gray Brindle 107
Lilac 504
Red 140
Red Brindle 148
Rose 534
Tan 195
Tan Brindle 446
Tri-Colored 380
White 199


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Markings 002
Brown Markings 022
Cream Markings 044
Gold Markings 097
Gray Markings 028
Red Markings 023
Sable 026
Spotted 021
Tan Markings 012
Tri Color Markings 024
White Markings 014