Dex - Shar Pei (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chinese Shar-Pei Dog For Adoption in Las Cruces, NM

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Date Listed: 08/13/2016
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Organization Name: Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
Location: Las Cruces, NM 88012
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(575) 805-5338


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Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Dex

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 08/13/2016
Location: Las Cruces, NM 88012
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Physical Attributes
Ear Type Natural/Uncropped
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Species
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shar Pei (short coat). Dex came to Safe Haven with his sister in April, 2012. They were adopted together and spent six months in a new home until their owner passed away. They prefer to be outdoors, having little experience inside a home. Both are loving and playful and are strongly bonded. She has a bear coat.

Chinese Shar-Pei

A.K.A. : Shar-Pei, Shar Pei
Overview: The Chinese Shar-Pei is a loving, yet independent breed. He requires early obedience training and should probably have a patient owner who doesn't mind a serious dog who has a mind of his own.
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Weight (lbs): 45-60
Height (in): 18-20
Colors: Any solid color, including sable.
Coat: There are two varieties. Both have very hard coats. The horse coat variety's coat is short and bristly. The brush coat variety has longer hair. The brush coat is considered inferior to the horse coat variety. Both coat's types should be straight and
Character: Chinese Shar-Peis are brave, loyal, and dominant. This breed is often less than obedient, so need special training.
Temperament: This breed bonds easily with its family, but is also friendly toward strangers. They are good with children and get along with other household pets, as long as proper socialization has taken place at a young age. They may fight with other dogs.
Care: The Chinese Shar-Pei must have its coat groomed occasionally with a soft brush. The skin folds must be checked and cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis.
Training: This breed requires consistent training from a firm handler.
Activity: Chinese Shar-Peis need a large amount of outdoor exercise.
Country of Origin: China
Health Issue: This breed may have kidney problems and some hereditary skin problems.
Life Expectancy: up to 10

More About Chinese Shar-Pei Breed
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