Chinese Shar-Pei – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Working Dogs
Height:
18 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
40 to 55 pounds
Life Span:
8 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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The Chinese Shar-Pei is an independent and clam breed that originated in the southern provinces of China. There, from their earlier days, the Chinese Shar-Pei was valued as a herder, fighter, guardian, and hunter.

This is purebred with an ancient pedigree. They are best known for tehir wrinkled skin, a blue-black tongue, and sunken eyes, next to tiny triangular ears.

A literal translation of Shar-Pei: ‘sand skin.’ Shar-Pei is a lovely breed who is highly loyal and in love with his humans.

They are always suspicious of strangers and other dogs, which is why they shine in homes where they are the only pet. Early training and socialization are mandatory to have a well-behaved Shar-Pei.

Through training, you can only be sure that Shar-Pei won’t try to be a leader over his humans. Beneath all those folds of skin, you will alwasy find a medium-sized dog with a compact body. The fur comes in many colors, but white.

The coat can be of three lengths, short, shorter, or long.

Their temperament is more cat-like than dog-like. This dog will come to you for love and affection when he wants it and on his terms.

As puppies, they will love everyone and approach everybody.

If you don’t mind having a dog who attaches strongly with his owners, and you love wrinkle look, this dog might be for you.