Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Breed Information
Chinese Shar-Pei Coat
The Chinese Shar-Pei has a very harsh and straight coat. The coat ranges from being either extremely short, to no longer than an inch long at the withers, called a "brush coat."
Chinese Shar-Pei Character
The Chinese Shar-Pei is an intelligent, dignified, and calm dog but can also be very alert making him ideal for a guard or watchdog. He has a strong protective instinct so this breed should be well socialized at an early age to avoid shyness or from being overprotective.
Chinese Shar-Pei Temperament
Alert and confident, the Chinese Shar-Pei makes a wonderful companion to an experienced owner. This breed is not for everyone. He can do well with children, however should be supervised around infants, as this is a powerful dog. Can be somewhat aggressive towards other dogs, but given the right socialization, he can do well.
Chinese Shar-Pei Care
The coat of the Chinese Shar-Pei is not very high maintenance, however it should be brushed to remove loose or dead hair occasionally. A rubber brush should suffice. The ears should be cleaned regularly as well as under the folds of skin.
Chinese Shar-Pei Activity
If given proper exercise, this breed can do okay without a yard. An average sized yard is suggested, but is not required. This breed loves walks with his owner however due to the folds of skin, which can make him overheat, fresh water should always be provided.
Chinese Shar-Pei Health and Life Expectancy
The life expectancy of the Chinese Shar-Pei is around 7-12 years, and there are a number of health issues and disorders that are linked to this breed. Some of these include entropion, HD, thyroid problems, bloat, autoimmune problems, allergies and skin conditions, sensitivity to chemicals and medications, and malabsorption. The parents of the Chinese Shar-Pei should have OFA and CERF certificates.
Latest Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs for adoption
Teddy Bear - Male Shar-Pei
£150 adoption fee
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Bear - Female Shar-Pei
£150 adoption fee
Bear is a 6-year-old Shar Pei cross who is looking for a home with her mum, Ellie. They arrived at the centre after sadly their owner fell ill. Bear loves having a fuss made of her, she is a soppy, sw