Care and Health of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

Breed-typical diseases are not known for the Viringo. However, the hairless variant has sensitive skin due to its lack of fur, which can be prone to acne.

In summer, the Peruvian Hairless Dog is prone to sunburn and should be rubbed with sunscreen before going for a walk. Otherwise, severe sunburn can occur, especially in light-skinned specimens.

In winter, the cold can cause skin to become dry and chapped. To prevent this problem, you should rub the Viringo regularly with baby cream or olive oil. Otherwise, the Peruvian hairless dog is also a fellow who is sensitive to cold. If he cannot run, he should wear a dog coat when going out in winter.

The gene that is responsible for hairlessness also often leads to a lack of teeth. Many hairless viringos have incomplete teeth, but this does not affect feeding.

Activities with the Peruvian Hairless Dog

Any sporting activity is well suited for the Viringo. You can plan typical training activities for him or just go jogging with him. Because the Peruvian Hairless Dog is sociable, it gets along well with other dogs and can play and romp with them.

Good to Know: Agility is a perfect activity for the Viringo because it gives him exercise while challenging his intelligence.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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