Chinese Shar-Pei

A.K.A. : Shar-Pei, Shar Pei
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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
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