Chinese Shar-Pei
Chinese Shar-Pei
Size
Medium
Height
18 to 20 inches at the withers
Weight
45 to 60 pounds.
Coat
Short
Color
Any solid color or sable
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking

An ancient breed, the Chinese Shar-Pei has existed in China since 200 B.C. Developed as a multipurpose farm dog, he is noted for his keen intelligence and stubborn nature. He is a quick learner and benefits from early training, socialization and daily exercise. The Chinese Shar-Pei can be aloof and standoffish with strangers but is a devoted family dog. His short, harsh coat requires little grooming.

Did you know?

Shar-Pei means “Sand Skin” but translates more loosely as “rough, sandy coat” or “sandpaper-like coat.”

Training Chinese Shar-Peis

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