Chinese Shar Pei Dog Breed: A Guide To Understanding the Shar Pei

Chinese Shar Pei Dog Breed: A Guide To Understanding the Shar Pei

The Chinese Shar Pei dog is a short-coated medium-sized breed of dog, renowned for its excessively wrinkled skin. Shar-Pei were bred to have so many wrinkles for protection against attacks and bites. According to the Chinese Shar Pei Club of America, the name of the dog is always just Shar-Pei, no matter how many you’re referring to. In 1978 the breed was named by The Guinness Book of Records as the world’s rarest breed, with only 60 remaining. A Chinese Shar-Pei’s tongue is a blue-black color, and the only other dog to have this color tongue is the Chow Chow. The Chinese breed standard states they have clam-shell ears, butterfly nose, melon-shaped head, grandmotherly face, water buffalo neck, horse’s buttocks and dragon’s legs.

Chinese Shar Pei Dog Breed Information

In the beginning, the Chinese Shar-Pei was only recognized by the Shar-Pei Club of America, (a little known group within the United Kennel Club) and was written off as a separate breed, but has since been accepted into the United Kennel Club. The Chinese Shar Pei in the United Kennel Club has blue eyes. A Chinese Shar Pei with either one blue or one green eye will not produce offspring. If a Chinese Shar Pei with one green eye has been bred to a blue eye Chinese Shar-Pei, the resulting offspring will have no eyes. Chinese Shar Pei are also selectively bred to have fluffy coats and a high prey drive. Males Height: 65-80 cm (26-32 in) Weight: 25-35 kg (55-80 lbs) Eyes: Blue : no tint, or any iris, other than blue coloration. Green : no tint, or any iris, other than green coloration.

What Kind of Temperament Does The Chinese Shar Pei Have?

The Chinese Shar Pei is a very gentle dog with a great sense of humor. It’s extremely calm and sensitive to sudden movements or stressful situations. If you had the opportunity to spend more than a day with a Chinese Shar Pei, you’d see that they are extremely playful and fun-loving. Their playful nature should not be mistaken for lack of intelligence. The Chinese Shar Pei possesses great intelligence, and they tend to pick up on human behavior and body language, and interpret them in the way they are most familiar. They are completely loyal, kind, gentle, compassionate, very playful and adaptable to changes. If you want a dog that is good with children, this is the dog for you. How Much is a Chinese Shar Pei Puppy?

What Should I Feed My Chinese Shar Pei?

You should feed your Shar Pei a grain-free, low-fat diet that includes canned pumpkin as a source of fiber. They should also be fed pumpkin as an alternative to table scraps. The average Shar-Pei requires about 8 cups of food per day. As with any breed of dog, keep your Chinese Shar Pei’s weight on a consistent routine. If you do experience digestive or behavior problems, your dog may be overweight. Be sure to visit a local veterinarian to receive a professional assessment of your dog’s needs. Can I Have Too Much Flavoring in My Chinese Shar Pei’s Diet? Never feed your Chinese Shar Pei anything that has added flavors in it. No ketchup, no seasoning, no real human food and no additive.

How Much Grooming Does The Chinese Shar Pei Need?

Lazy? Probably. Do They Need Regular Tonsuring? Nope. Is There A Color Based Bible For Chinese Shar Pei? Absolutely! All dog breeds must have official colors which are meant to be visual guides, but don’t define what an actual dog looks like, only guidelines. When it comes to what a Chinese Shar Pei should look like, the only color specified is blue. In 2011 the AASPC (American Standard of Perfection) offered five official color varieties of Chinese Shar Pei: black, blue, gray, orange, and white. The reason for this is that all that’s left for a breed to have a standard is to make a color choice. How Much Does The Chinese Shar Pei Cost? How much does a dog like this cost? When compared to other dog breeds that have been as popular, they tend to cost more.

Is The Chinese Shar Pei Easy To Train?

The Chinese Shar Pei is an intelligent breed, with a working temperament. Shar Pei need lots of exercise and a job to do. If you are unable to give your dog enough exercise, training may be a difficult task. But the good news is, as with all dogs, you can train the Chinese Shar Pei easily. We recommend this book: “Shar Pei: Skills of the Trade” by Carol Gunderson (Longwood Books, $21.99). Is The Chinese Shar Pei Big, Old, And Unwanted? The Chinese Shar Pei is actually one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States today. The Chinese Shar Pei is listed in The American Kennel Club (AKC) pedigree, and many dog owners think that once they breed the dogs they will be welcome into the AKC as part of their “platinum” dogs.

What Health Issues Does The Chinese Shar Pei Have?

According to the Chinese Shar Pei Club of America, these are the health issues that Chinese Shar Pei face: Hypoglycemia Insulin Resistant Diabetes Drug Resistance Heart Disease Poor Eyesight Stroke Alopecia (losing all or part of their fur) Orthopedic Arthritis Gastric ulcer Hepatitis Digestive Disease Zoonotic Disease What Kind Of Training Will I Need To Do Before You Get Your Chinese Shar Pei? Every dog is different, so the exact requirements for your Chinese Shar Pei will differ depending on the dog’s breed, temperament, and genetic makeup. The following factors are important to consider, and you’ll want to make sure you use the information here to determine what kind of training you should use, before you get your Chinese Shar Pei.

What Is The History of The Chinese Shar Pei?

When the Chinese Shar-Pei were first born, they were primarily used to patrol the imperial palace. This means that people of Chinese descent would be able to claim to be descended from the Emperor, or even the official personal dog of the Emperor. Chinese Shar Peis were bred to be loyal to the Chinese people, as they were viewed as an effective deterrent to foreign aggression.

What Is The Breed Standard of The Chinese Shar Pei?

The standard states that the Chinese Shar Pei should weigh between 25 and 35 lbs. They should also have a body length of 48-58 in. with a foot-to-head ratio of approximately 55%. The tail of the Chinese Shar Pei should be short and brushy. Their ears should stand erect on the head and end up in a round, flat position. Their feet should be erect and two toes should be opposable. The head of the Chinese Shar Pei should be well keeled, with a slight depression between the eyes. All the males and some females should be broad at the base of the skull and wider at the root. The shoulders should be flat. The paws should be short and broad. The Chinese Shar Pei’s snout should have a short and smooth profile, with a slight upward slope, and should be broad and flat.