Breeding group : Herding
NOT GOOD FOR COLD CLIMATE
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GENERALBreed group: Herding Type: Pure Breed
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: unknown Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Gray / Salt & Pepper, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: unknown Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Chiribaya Shepherd is a very rare breed that has been used since long as excellent herding dogs. It is native of Peru and its descendents are believed to be found around Ilo, Moquegua. The breed had medium height with long beige coloured hair and short snout. The dog was used as an excellent herding dog by shepherds of Chiribaya. These farmers and shepherds lived from 900 A.D to 1350 A.D. and they were so loving to this dog that they honored the dogs by building pet cemeteries for them where the dogs were put under blanket when it died. It is strongly believed that descendents of this breed are still alive but they are very very rare.
The remains of the dogs suggest that they were mostly found in beige colouring.
Their coat was long.
The Chiribaya Shepherd was an excellent herding breed.