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Dog Breed Information The Chinese Shar-Pei
Learn more about this cute, wrinkled dog!
Alternative Name: Shar-Pei

Country of Origin: China
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 family.
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-Pei does 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 Finder

For more information about this lovable breed please visit: The American Kennel Club

Adoption is the BEST Option!
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