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The Shar-Pei is compact and square, with a head slightly large for their body. The coat can be of either brush not to exceed 1 inch or horse very short types, both it should be extremely harsh, straight, and stand off the body. The gait is free, with good reach and drive.

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The wide jaws, scowling expression, and hippopotamus muzzle create a look unique to the breed. Ready to see what dogs fit you best? Take our short quiz to find out! The Chinese Shar-Pei may have existed in the southern provinces of China since the Han dynasty around b.

Its origins are unknown, but because only it and the Chow Chow have blue-black tongues, and both come from China, it is likely that they share some common ancestry. At this time Shar-Peis were the working breed of peasant farmers, fulfilling roles of guard dog and wild boar hunter. The breed has since been brought from the brink of extinction to the height of popularity, and it is one of the most recognizable breeds in America.

Though known for its loose skin and profuse wrinkles, which are superabundant in puppies, the wrinkles of adults may be limited only to the head, neck, and shoulders.

The Shar-Pei can be self-assured, serious, independent, stubborn, and very much self-possessed. Although not particularly demonstrative, he is devoted and may be very protective of his family. He is reserved, even suspicious, toward strangers.

He can be assertive toward other dogs and may chase livestock and other animals, although he is generally good with other family pets. The Shar-Pei needs daily mental and physical stimulation, but his needs can be met with lively games throughout the day or a good long walk.

The coat needs only weekly brushing, but wrinkles need regular attention to ensure that no irritations develop within the skin folds. The name Shar-Pei means sandy coat, referring to the gritty sandpaper texture of the coat. When rubbed backward, the prickly coat can be uncomfortable, and even cause welts on the skin of an occasional sensitive person.

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Form and Function The Shar-Pei is compact and square, with a head slightly large for their body. Energy Level 3 out of 5. Exercise Requirements 3 out of 5. Playfulness 1 out of 5.

Affection Level 1 out of 5. Friendliness To Dogs 1 out of 5. Friendliness To Other Pets 3 out of 5. Friendliness To Strangers 1 out of 5.

Watchfulness 4 out of 5. Ease of Training 1 out of 5.

Grooming Requirements 2 out of 5. Heat Sensitivity 4 out of 5. Vocality 5 out of 5. Breed Attributes Type Non-sporting. Weight lb.

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Height ". Family Mastiff, Oriental. Area of Origin China. Date of Origin Ancient times. Other Names Chinese Shar-Pei.

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Major concerns: entropion, CHD Minor concerns: patellar luxation, allergies, otitis externa, lip and skin fold pyodermas, hypothyroidism, amyloidosis renal Occasionally seen: megaesophagus Suggested tests: hip, knee, elbow, eye, thyroid Life span: 8—10 years Note: Some dogs get Shar-Pei fever, a periodic inflammatory response caused, as a result of the mutation, causing skin wrinkling.

Note: While the characteristics mentioned here may frequently represent this breed, dogs are individuals whose personalities and appearances will vary. Please consult the adoption organization for details on a specific pet.

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