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Shar Pei

  • Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs

  • Recommended for:  Families with older children

  • Maintenance Level: Medium

  • Life Span: 9-11 years

  • Height: 45-51 cm

  • Weight: 25-29 kg

  • Temperament: Active, independent, happy

  • HypoallergenicNo

  • Colors: Black, red, Red-fawn, fawn, black-pointed cream, blue, sable

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Shar Pei Breed Overview

The Shar Pei is a medium-sized dog that has a distinctive appearance with wrinkled skin. They are also known as Chinese’s Shar Pei. He comes with an unusual body that contains the flat head, solid body and blue tongue.

There are two types of textures of the Shar Pei which are brush and horse. Horse coating is rough, prickly and harsh, and causes allergies among humans.

On the other hand, brush coat is slightly longer and smooth.

The Shar Pei is the perfect dog for the house because they don’t shed that much during the season change.

When it comes to colours there are different choices such as:

  • Red
  • Fawn
  • Black
  • Sable
  • Blue
  • Cream

Shar Pei can reach up to 51 cm of height and 29 kg in weight.
The average lifespan is approximately 10 years.

  • Suitability for Children – High
  • Tendency to Bark – Medium
  • Energy – Medium
  • Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
  • Grooming Requirements –  Upto Once a Week
  • Trimming Required – None
  • Amount of hair shed –  None
  • Food Cost –  $10 to $15
  • Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $97
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Origins of Shar Pei

The Shar Pei is one of the oldest dog breeds available. They were first noticed in the province of China in 200 BC. According to many experts, there are thoughts that Chow Chow and Shar Pei have many things in common especially blue tongue and Chinese ancestry.

They were originally dogs that worked for farmers and they were also used for different duties such as boar hunting.

Shar Pei Temperament

The Shar Pei is an amazing family dog that is protective and devoted to its family, but in the same time, they are shy and wary of strangers. They are also great for families with older children. You have to create consistent training in order to ensure that he knows a place in the pecking order.
You can easily train them and provide them mental stimulation and long walks.

Common Shar Pei Conditions and Diseases

Cancer – This particular dog breed can suffer from different types of cancer. You just have to watch whether they include sores, which meant that you have to visit a vet. Get PetCare for your Shar Pei, to keep them protected from the young age until the end.

Interesting Facts

  • Shar Pai’s were used in the past as a pit fighter.
  • Shar Pai is considered as one of the rarest dog breeds in the world.

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