The Chinese Shar-Pei is an ancient breed originally developed
as an all purpose dog. They are medium in size, compact and
square in shape. This adorable dogs most distinctive feature is the
loose skin that covers its head and body, creating hundreds of
wrinkles. It has an oval shaped muzzle which is often called a
hippopotamus muzzle. This adorable dog comes in two coat
types: short and long. The coat can be any solid color or sable.
The Shar-Pei weighs 45 to 60 pounds is 18 to 20 inches in
height and their life expectancy is approximately 8 to 10
years. Despite their often scowling expression, the
Shar-Pei is a calm and good natured dog. They are
wonderful companion animals and love to be part of a
The Shar-Pei is an intelligent dog that can be trained to a
high standard. These pups are strong minded and very
independent, therefore, they need a patient and firm, yet
loving owner. Shar-Pei’s are quick to learn, however, they
can become easily bored. It is a good idea to keep
training and playtime fun, interesting and challenging.
This adorable breed adapts well to any living situation as
long as they get plenty of exercise. A home with a large,
fenced yard is ideal.
Though they may look exotic, the Shar-Peidoes not require a lot of grooming. A once a
week brushing with a bristle brush and monthly baths will keep your dog’s skin and coat
clean and healthy.
The Shar-Pei is the ideal dog if you have children. They are
known to be very good with kids and as mentioned before,
they LOVE to be part of the family. If you are looking for a
loving, loyal, calm and good natured dog...this breed may be
perfect for you!
If you would like to become the proud parent of a Chinese Shar-Pei, please visit: Pet