The Peruvian Inca Orchid (PIO) is a primitive hairless dog breed. To answer the three most common questions I get asked:

1. PIOs excel at warming beds, soothing arthritic joints, and guarding people, places, and things. So they're basically noun guards... Oh. And mine rips apart toys like it's going out of style.

2. Yes, aside from a few hairs here and there, Magista really is hairless.

3. Sunblock in the summer so she doesn't burn. Coconut oil year-round (orally and topically) so she doesn't get too dry or ashy.

I am completely obsessed with my dog. Pretty soon you might be too.