Argentine Pila
Dog and bitch
Other names
  • Perro Pila Argentino
  • Small type:
    under 35 cm
  • Medium type:
    35–45 cm
Coat hairless; also long-haired, short-haired and wire-haired
Colour any
Kennel club standards
Asociación Canina Argentina standard
Dog (domestic dog)

The Argentine Pila or Perro Pila Argentino is an Argentine breed of hairless dog.[1] It was recognised by the Asociación Canina Argentina in 2007.[1][2] It is forms part of the large group of South American hairless breeds and types, but is distinct from other modern breeds such as the Chinese Crested, the Peruvian Hairless and the Xoloitzcuintle.[3] It is generally dark-skinned, or light-skinned with dark spots.[4]

It is estimated that approximately 1,700 of these dogs are in Argentina; they are predominantly found in the Salta province in the north of the country.[5]


  1. ^ a b Cielo Portas (June 2013). El perro pelado: Del pie de cama a la moda (in Spanish). Maiz (2): 24. La Plata: National University of La Plata. ISSN 2314-1131.
  2. ^ Parker, Heidi G.; Harris, Alexander; Dreger, Dayna L.; Davis, Brian W.; Ostrander, Elaine A. (2017). "The bald and the beautiful: Hairlessness in domestic dog breeds". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 372 (1713). doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0488. PMC 5182420. PMID 27994129.
  3. ^ Perro Pila (in Spanish). Florida, Buenos Aires: Asociación Canina Argentina. Archived 14 December 2007.
  4. ^ Morris, Desmond (2002). Dogs: the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breeds. Internet Archive. North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square Pub. p. 708. ISBN 978-1-57076-219-2.
  5. ^ "Conocé todo sobre la raza con más historia en el noroeste argentino" [Learn about the breed with the most history in the Argentine Northwest]. La Gaceta (Salta) (in Spanish). Tucumán, Argentina. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2020.