17 Historical Facts About Shar-Peis You Might Not Know

Shar-Pei translated from Chinese means a dog with sandy skin. To those unfamiliar with this breed, this unusual name may seem meaningless.

However, it is enough to see a Shar Pei once to make everything immediately clear. Without a doubt, this is one of the most unusual dogs, whose wrinkled skin confronts a person with an alternative either to fall in love with a Shar-Pei at first sight or to mistake him for a monster, for a mockery of nature.

#1 Wrinkled skin is a distinctive feature of this breed, known from ancient times, from the era of the Han Empire, or from 206 BC.

It is this year that the Shar-Pei statuette, kept in the Museum of Oriental Arts of San Francisco and named the dog from the Chinese tombs, dates back to this year.

#2 It is believed that Shar Pei dogs first appeared in the Chinese city of Tai-li in Kwantung province.

#3 Initially, the Shar Pei was bred as a hunting and fighting dog.

But over time, these qualities became less pronounced, since he acquired many other wonderful characteristics.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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