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13 Facts About The ‘Ugliest’ Perrito In Latin America

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At first glance you probably think: yuk, is that a hyena? But don’t judge this hairless puppy by it’s skin. If after reading this you don’t feel the burning desire to adopt one of these adorable creatures… You might be a cat person after all.

1) They’re practically emperors.

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These pups, also known as Peruvian Inca Orchids, come from an ancient breed. They were the pets of choice of the Incas…which practically makes them royalty.  You can almost imagine them bragging: “My best human was Atahualpa, the last sovereign emperor of the Inca Empire. What about yours?”     

2) They’re nudists to the bone.

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As members of the most adorable nudist colony ever, these animals thrive in warm climates. They’re not outdoor dogs, but they love Peruvian summers and the country’s mild winters. Just like humans, SPF is a must.

3) They’re natural-born rockstars.

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This breed of dogs is mostly hairless, but some can grow fabulous mohawks. Their looks are completely natural. Watch out, Zoolander!

4) They have immense healing powers.

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These dogs are believed to alleviate stomach pain and asthma. After living for so many years among the Incas and their spiritual rituals, it’s believed that some healing powers might have rubbed off on them. Intrigued yet? We are. READ: This Skateboarding Bulldog from Peru Just Broke a World Record

5) They take the award for best dressed.

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The Peruvian Hairless is arguably the best-dressed breed. Who else can rock a trendy beanie or a baby alpaca sweater like this?

6) They’re so warm.

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The body temperatures in these dogs tend to be higher than the average canine which makes them great cuddle buddies during the winter. Next time you’re feeling chilly, just make an Inca Orchid sandwich with your better half and say goodbye to those expensive electricity bills.

7) They have the cutest freckles!

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They are nudists, remember? Which means their skin is out for everyone to see… And its beautiful! They can be black, brown, elephant gray, copper, freckled and pink. Some of them even have skin patterns like Dalmatians!

8) They’ll look adorable in your sunnies.

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The same genes that cause their lack of hair also causes sensitivity in their dark eyes. Out in the open they tend to squint a lot. So if you ever wanted a good excuse to put some Ray-Bans on your fave pal, you just found it.

READ: Tortilla Loving, Salsa Dancing and Other Signs Your Dog Is Latino

9) They stand against body-shammers.

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The ones that are bald just love it. You will never hear them asking you to buy Rogaine. For these baldies, the lack of hair is a way of life and they refuse to live by society’s beauty expectations. They are at the forefront in the battle against body shamming. Fierce!

10) They’ll save you a few $$$.

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Their wonderful genes also cause them to have less teeth than the average dog: they mostly lack molars and premolars which makes for super easy teeth cleaning. If you ever spent hundreds of dollars in dental cleaning, you will very much appreciate this one.

11) They’re as clean as a whistle.

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The Peruvian Inca Orchid breed is known for being very clean. No doggie odors here! Their hairless and smooth skin will always be a nice thing to have around.

12) No fleas!

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No hair = no fleas. Need we say more?

READ: This Guy Actually Threw a Quinceañera for His Dog

13) One was almost an Obama.

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When President Barack Obama was looking for a hypoallergenic dog for his family and especially his daughter Malia — who suffers from allergies — the Peruvian Government offered them to adopt a 4-month-old hairless dog named Machu Picchu after the Incan citadel in Peru. Unfortunately, the sweet puppy never made it to the White House because, as we all well know, Bo got the gig.

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Spanish as We Know it May Change Forever, Here’s How

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Spanish as We Know it May Change Forever, Here’s How

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No Gender? Mind blown. How would you say LA mesA or EL autO?

In the last few years, there have been talks about having the Spanish language become gender neutral by dropping gender identifiers.

Back in the 90s, the term Latin@ was introduced online to include both male and female, but that caused a lot of confusion. There have also been cases where the use of both genders is preferred so as not to sound exclusive. For example, Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would always say “todos y todas” to regard everyone, but that’s a bit redundant according to the Real Academia Española, the ultimate authority on Spanish.

This isn’t such new news. The ungendering of a language is exactly what what happened to English. Back when it was Old English, it had three gender classifiers: male, female and neutered. Over the years with the evolvement of the language and its interaction with others, it lost them all. So if English can morph and become gender neutral, so can Spanish?

READ: Siri and Ok Google to Speak Spanglish?!

One of the suggestions online is to change the A or O at the end of female and male words to an X, as in Latinx, as a way to reject gender. Some people think this type of word is empowering.

Hector Luis Alamo, deputy editor of Latino Rebels, disagrees. “I get the intention. I get the goal, but I don’t agree with the premise of their argument, which is that the word Latino is exclusive or not inclusive enough. Nowadays, people use the word Latino in a very broad sense to include men and women and LGBT, straight or any type of Latino you can think of.”

So even though we haven’t agreed on gender neutrality for Spanish, we can at least agree that languages are alive and ever-changing. But don’t go calling someone “amigx fabulosx” just yet.

Learn more about how the Spanish language might change from Latino USA here.

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