De Huaca Viringo

We have no litters planned for the near future.


After much research, frustration, paperwork and our nerves being tested to the limit, we im- ported four dogs from Peru in 2006. Three bitches and a male who has to go back to his owner, in Peru, later.

At first, we were not planning to take so many dogs with us, but we got so many great opportunities and help that we dared ourselves to do it… and we are very happy that we did. With good back-up, just in case the dogs couldn’t get along, we went to Peru to pick up our dogs we had chosen during our three weeks stay in Peru, at the end of 2005. (Read more about this trip here)

In the future we hope we can use primarily our own bred dogs so that we don't have to depend on the dogs and information of other breeders. We want to be as sure as we can about health and quality. Of course we have to start first and begin to make a selection.

Our goal is to breed healthy and sound Peruvian hairless dogs. Dogs whom will fit the breedstandard the most. The genepool of the Peruvian hairless dog is very narrow, and there are many different types of Peruvian hairless dogs. We find carefull selection of our breeding stock very important. We don't want or like one particular type of the Perro sin Pelo del Peru. We like all the types and we hope we can help to preserve all these types of Peruvians, of course as long as they meet the standard.

We search for the best combinations of dogs. Dogs who can complete eachothers good characteristics and we're carefull not to double or to fixate hereditary faults. Health, movement and inseparable with that, structure and harmony are our first goals. Besides that, the dogs have to be good charactered.

Our breeding plans are made with our eyes set on the future. We hope to breed our own future breeding stock and that's why we keep at least one pup from every litter we will have. Or, we make sure one or two of the puppies come in breeding homes.

Our breeding stock is, or will be tested on hereditary eyediseases (ECVO), a bloodscreening and patella luxation (medium sizes). The large sized dogs will also be tested on hipdisplasia. The insights about defects change and will keep on changing. That's why our testing will probably change too in the future.

Because we're a big proponent of openness in breeding we helped set up a (health) database of our breed. When more dogs are tested and people become more open about problems (and good things too) we'll manage to keep our beautiful breed healthy.

We prefer to delay breeding till our dogs at least reached the age of 2,5 years old. By then we should be able to know more about the dogs healthconditions and character, and also about the health of their parents, siblings and other related dogs, for a lot of healthproblems appear in a later stage of life.

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