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THE PERUVIAN DOG


The dog without hair of Peru is a likeable animal of company, obedient extrovert and. The temperature of its body has three degrees more than the one of the human beings, because its lack of hair forces it to elevate its corporal temperature to compensate the loss of heat through the naked skin. It has been recognized officially like national patrimony of Peru.

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE USE

Due to the hair deficiency, this race maintains its body hotter to protect itself of the atmosphere. Pedro Weiss indicates in its investigations that the Dog without Hair of Peru genetically has a ectodérmica syndrome of hipoplasia, which means that it has warm and sensible skin that when making contact with enemy with the human skin can warm up it, which has been base to attribute medicinal properties to him, for example to alleviate the reumatismo.

There are some who have attributed to the Peruvian dog the capacity to him to avoid allergies, problems bronchial and asthma, because it does not have hair that could cause respiratory problems, either garrapatas fleas nor, since these do not have where to nest.

ANTIGUEDAD

Representations exist that appear in the ceramios of different cultures preIncas, like Vicus, Mochica, Chancay, Chancay with tiahuanacoide influence, Sicán and Chimú. In these representations, the Dog without Hair makes its appearance from year 300 adC to the 1,460 d.c.

Have also been bones of the Peruvian dog that date from preColombian times. In 1987 the archaeologist Walter Alva discovered in the center of a great well-known mud platform like "Cracked Huaca", the tomb of an important personage moche to that called Mr. de Sipán, who rested in a mortuary box, surrounded by eight skeletons of crew members, two women and a dog.

The Incas called allqu (dog); in Peru also he knew himself like kaclla; in Bolivia he knew himself him like anu, ccala or kumsi; and in the north of Argentina as dog pounds. These dogs fulfilled an important roll within the customs and myths of the Incas. The chronicles of the time of the Spanish conquest and the colony gave testimony of the presence of the viringos. The people of the field conserved the dog without hairs, associated to her own culture and she used it for medicinal aims.

STATURE

It exists three types of sizes for males and females.

Small: of 25 to 40 cm
Medium: of 40 to 50 cm
Great: of 50 to 65 cm

WEIGHT

The weight is in relation to the three sizes for the males and the females.

Small: of 4 to 8 kg
Medium: of 8 to 12 kg
Great: of 12 to 25 kg

COLORS

There are black units that are hotter and of clear color that they are frioleros. All do not have whole color, are some are stained.

Source: WIKIPEDIA.



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