Chinese Shar-Pei Puppies

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The Adorable and Loyal Chinese Shar-Pei

Did you know that Chinese Shar- Peis used to be known as Chinese Fighting Dogs? It’s true; these adorable and innocent looking canines used to be pit against others in rings where they would duke it out. Their wrinkles made a lot of easy handholds and made handling simple back then. Now a days, we use these wrinkles to pick them up and out of the cat box.

Chinese Shar-Pei At a Glance

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Chinese Shar-Pei At a Glance

  • Size: 18"-20", 40-55 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 8-12 years
  • Energy Level: medium
  • Coat: Short and bristle-like
  • Shedding: moderate
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Non-Sporting
  • Common Nicknames: The Sharkskin Dog, Chinese Fighting Dog

Chinese Shar-Pei Breed Guide

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  • Temperament

    These pups are extremely loyal towards people and animals that they are familiar with. However, they can be very antagonistic or standoffish towards strangers or those who show negative emotion towards their pack.

  • Health

    The major issues these animals face is anything regarding their eyes. They suffer from things such as glaucoma, entropion, and SARDS. Respiratory, muscle/skeleton, and skin issues are also prone to occur.

  • Activity Level

    These dogs aren't the most loyal, and are easy to maintain and play with if you have a small space or lack of energy.

  • Grooming

    These dogs require minimal grooming and shouldn't need more than a few baths a month to be kept nice and clean.

  • Shedding

    These dogs are light to moderate shedders and aren't known to get their fur all over the place.

  • Appearance

    These dogs have short noses and small ears. Their fur comes in varieties of black and brown, and their bodies are covered in folds and wrinkles from tail to nose.

  • History

    For a former warrior dog, these animals have become pretty tame nowadays. Many people like to dress them up in cute outfits before taking them out on long walks in the cities. Their light coats and short fur make them very easy for elderly to take care of and wash, and they also make for excellent watch dogs. These animals are extremely protective and will keep an eye out the window all night sometimes, often watching small rodents or mailmen that approach the porch.These dogs are known for intelligence and loyalty, and have a history of risking their lives to protect their pack mates. Not only are these very independent dogs, but if you don't give them enough space, they may get very stressed and depressed. Make sure they have a spot to call their own that they can retreat to anytime they get socially exhausted. After all, these dogs are still not used to being surrounded by company all the time. This is a very stout and honorable breed and the idea of being treated as royalty seems to have been ingrained into their DNA, so treat them with respect and they'll make sure to do the same to you.