Chiribaya Dog 

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Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 402
Origin Peru
Other Names Chiribaya shepherd, Perro Chiribaya, Peruvian shepherd, Pastor Chiribaya, Pastor Peruano
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Small
Weight Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg),
Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm),
Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 13th century
Ancestry Unknown

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Shiny, Silky
Coat Colors Beige, Reddish, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Black, Blue, Grey
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Grey, White
Coat Color Possibilities White, Cream, Fawn, Red, Brown, Black, Grey, Sable, Brindle
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Medium-length, wiry.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors.
Brushing Frequency Unknown

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Companionable, Herding
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Chiribaya Dog  have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-14 puppies (Once a year.)


The Chiribaya Dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Peru. It is believed to be descended from the ancient Peruvian Chiribaya culture, which dates back to around 1000 AD. The Chiribaya Dog has a unique appearance, with its long, silky coat and distinctive facial features. It is an intelligent and loyal breed that makes an excellent companion for active families.

Appearance: The Chiribaya Dog has a long, silky coat that can range in color from white to black or brown. Its face is characterized by its large eyes and pointed ears. Its body is muscular and well-proportioned with strong legs and a deep chest.

Lifespan, Size, Weight: The average lifespan of the Chiribaya Dog is between 10-12 years. They typically weigh between 25-35 pounds and stand at about 18 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown.

Colors: The most common colors for the Chiribaya Dog are white, black or brown but they can also come in other colors such as red or gray.

Personality: The Chiribaya Dog is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners and will do anything it can to make them happy. They are loyal companions who enjoy spending time with their family members and playing games like fetch or tug of war. They are also very protective of their owners and will bark if they sense any danger nearby.

Friendliness: The Chiribaya Dog is generally friendly towards other dogs as well as children and other animals if properly socialized from a young age. However, they may be wary of strangers so it’s important to introduce them slowly when meeting new people or animals for the first time.

Temperament: The temperament of the Chiribaya Dog can vary depending on how it was raised but generally speaking they are gentle natured dogs who love being around people but may become shy if not given enough attention or socialization opportunities early on in life .

Health: Generally speaking the health of the Chiribaya Dogs tends to be good however there have been reports of some individuals suffering from hip dysplasia so it’s important to get your pet checked out by a vet regularly just in case any issues arise later on down the line .

Adaptability Level : As far as adaptability goes ,the chribiayas tend to do quite well in both urban environments as well as rural ones .They have no problem adjusting quickly when moved into different homes ,so long as their owners provide them with plenty of love ,attention ,and exercise .

Benefits : As pets ,the chribiayas make excellent companions due to their intelligence ,loyalty ,and affectionate nature .They also require minimal grooming which makes them ideal for busy households who don’t have much time for maintenance .Overall these dogs make great additions to any family looking for an active yet loving pet !


The Chiribaya Dog is a breed of dog that is native to the Chiribaya region of Peru. The breed is believed to be a descendant of the Inca Dog, and was used by the Inca people for hunting and as a guard dog. The Chiribaya Dog was nearly extinct by the early 21st century, but has since become popular again due to its unique appearance and history.

The Chiribaya Dog is a medium-sized breed that typically weighs between 30 and 40 pounds. The breed has a thick, double coat that is either white or cream-colored, and often has black markings on the head and ears. The Chiribaya Dog is an intelligent breed that is easy to train. They are also known for being loyal and protective of their family and home.

The ancestry of the Chiribaya Dog is not well-documented, but it is believed that the breed descends from the Inca Dog. The Inca Dog was used by the Inca people for hunting and as a guard dog. The breed was nearly extinct by the early 21st century, but has since become popular again due to its unique appearance and history.

The Chiribaya Dog was recognized as a separate breed by the Peruvian Kennel Club in 2009. The breed is not yet recognized by major kennel clubs such as the American Kennel Club or the United Kennel Club.