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Amazing Peruvian Hairless Dog Story
You must all know about the bald Sphynx cats. But you will probably be surprised to know that some recent photos of a hairless pooch named Fable have also emerged online. The unique dog looks pretty much like an Egyptian statue. The good thing about the dog is that the hairless pooch looks a lot friendlier than his feline counterpart. He is a rare dog, a Peruvian Hairless Dog. Owning a Peruvian Hairless Dog is an absolute delight.
Peruvian Hairless Dogs are not all uniform within their breed. They vary in color with varieties which are black, bluish black, slate black, elephant black, dark brown up to light blond. Without hair they do not get parasites but their skin needs to be washed regularly. Sometimes they need moisturizer to avoid dryness. In the summer they may need sunblock. Owning a Peruvian Hairless Dog is certainly a different but rewarding experience.
Image source: Craters via New York Post
The owner of the dog Fable, Wendy Scarborough, says that onlookers get so surprised by the appearance of the rare dog that they often mistake her for a statue or a stone sculpture.
The 48-year-old owner has to deal with an almost never-ending stream of questions on a daily basis because of the Peruvian Hairless dog.
Wendy said that every time she goes out to take the pooch on a walk, she is stopped many times, and people inundate her with queries about the dog.
The first question that people usually ask Wendy is about the dog’s breed. Wendy says that everyone wants to touch the pooch and understand the canine’s origin.
Fable’s Unique Personality
Fable usually comes across as an expressionless pooch, but once you become friends with her you will get to know that she has a lot of expressions to show.
Fable has a very different personality and demeanor than most of the other canines you will come across. She does not like to interact with strangers. Whenever she sees other dogs and humans, she acts quite indifferent. Peruvian hairless dogs are known for being shy and need time to trust people and other dogs. On the other hand they can be good watch dogs as they are lively and alert.
Fable’s breed almost went on the brink of extinction in 1990, and it was very difficult for Wendy to source the dog. After a lot of toil, Wendy found a breeder in Peru and paid $1935 to make Fable a part of her family.
Wendy said that there are only a handful of Peruvian dog breeders, and they have very few litters of the breed per year.
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