Peruvian Inca Orchid Breed Maintenance
The powderpuff variety does require weekly grooming. He does shed, although it is mild. He should be brushed with a natural bristle brush. The hairless variety does not require grooming unless he has small patches of hair on his feet, tail or head. His skin does require special care including daily moisturizing and sunscreen when outside in the sunlight. In the winter, he will need a warm dog shirt or coat when he goes outside to keep him from getting frost bite. His skin can be wiped with a damp cloth to remove dirt. Generally he will need a bath once a week or every two weeks to keep the skin from becoming blemished and to reduce the possibility of developing acne. The Peruvian Inca Orchid does need his ears checked weekly and cleaned as needed to reduce the risk of infection. He will need a regular dental routine including brushing his teeth with a soft toothbrush and veterinary approved toothpaste.