Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei Overview

This is a strong and powerful dog breed. The Chinese Shar-Pei is known for their unique wrinkles. This dog breed makes a superb watchdog and is somewhat intimidating. The Shar-Pei is extremely devoted and loyal to their family.

Chinese Shar-Pei Characteristics

This dog breed is intelligent, dignified and generally calm dog, but is also extremely alert making them ideal guard and watchdogs. The Shar-Pei has a strong protective instinct and should be socialized from an early age to prevent over-protectiveness.

Chinese Shar-Pei Temperament

This dog breed is alert and confident. The  Shar-Pei makes a wonderful companion dog for the seasoned dog owner, but this dog breed is not for everyone. The Shar-Pei gets along well with children, but should always be supervised around infants as they are extremely powerful. This breed tends to be a little aggressive towards other dogs, but with the right socialization, this can be overcome.

Chinese Shar-Pei Care

This dog breed does not require a lot of grooming. The Shar-Pei requires occasional brushing with a rubber brush to remove loose or dead hair. The ears of this breed should be cleaned regularly as well as under the folds of skin.

Chinese Shar-Pei Coat

This dog breed has a very rough and straight coat. The length of the coat of the Chinese Shar-Pei ranges from extremely short to no longer than an inch at the withers. This is know as a “brush coat.”

Chinese Shar-Pei Training

This dog breed tends to be somewhat stubborn and can be challenging to train and handle. The Shar-Pei is however very willing and keen to please, and also very intelligent. With firm handling, they are very trainable.

Chinese Shar-Pei Activity

This dog breed adapts relatively well to apartment or city living, provided they are sufficiently exercised. An average sized yard is recommended, but not essential for the Shar-Pei. This dog breed loves walks with his owner. Because of the folds of the skin, the Shar-Pei can become hot easily and fresh water should always be on hand.