Other names: Chinese Shar-Pei, Chinese Fighting Dog
Country of origin: China
Size Type: Medium Breed Dogs
Group: Unsportsmanlike dog breeds, Nordic dogs
Life span: 9 – 11 years
Temperament: Gentle, Independent, Reserved, Suspicious, dedicated, Loving
Height: Males: 46-51 cm; Females: 46-51 cm
Weight: Females: 18.1–24.9 kg; Males: 24.9–29.5 kg
Color: Fawn, Sand, Cream, Black, Lilac, Red
Price of puppies: $1,000 to $3,000 USD
Chinese Shar-Pei, the English name Sharpei, originally from the Chinese province of Guangdong, is famous all over the world as one of … The height of the dogs is usually from 46 to 56 cm, weight from 22 to 27 kilograms. The dog has a unique shape: a head like a hippopotamus, a cut-out mouth, triangular eyes, blue tongue, young skin, all wrinkled. This is called a Shar-Pei. Standard body structure: short back, miniature figure, the head is more massive than the body, black nose and deep blue tongue, the deeper the body wrinkles on the face and body, the better, small and drooping ears. The coat and its color: the coat is short and stiff, like the bristles filling a brush. Although at first glance the Shar-Pei seems full of melancholy and sadness, in fact, this noble dog is very energetic, cheerful, and mischievous.
The body is square in shape, the distance from the withers to the ground is approximately equal to the distance from the sternum to the point of the buttock. The topline drops slightly behind the withers and rises slightly above the loin. The chest is broad, muscular, and deep, reaching the level of the elbow. The loin is short and wide and slightly tucked up. The croup is flat.
In life, Shar-Pei are moderate, do not like sports, spend most of the time in their own home, so this is very suitable for breeders who live in large cities or in a multi-story building. Due to their wrinkled appearance, Shar Pei looks very serious, gloomy, and sad. But in fact, Sharpei has a very cheerful and lively character. The stranger seems very indifferent, but the family is very kind and friendly towards him … The hair on the body is short, which creates a relatively warm environment, thanks to which he can quickly adapt to warmer climates. Without regular grooming, their short coats can bring breeders a lot of worries and anxiety.
The Chinese Shar-Pei needs regular exercise, plus short walks, which are best done in the morning or evening to avoid causing hypoxia. Dogs’ wrinkled skin is more prone to contamination, which leads to the growth of bacteria, so special attention should be paid to daily cleaning of the dog, otherwise, the dogs may develop scabies and skin disease.