Chinese Shar Pei Rescues

The Chinese shar pei, is an ancient breed from China as their name suggests. A family guard dog this is a versatile breed that is easy to housebreak and is highly trainable with a consistent, firm owner.

Any solid coat color is acceptable for the Chinese shar pei. Their name translates to ‘sandy skin’ which is a direct reference to the shar pei’s tough, coarse coat.

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Top 10 Facts:  

1. Shar Pei’s bond strongly with their family, but are not always the most open towards strangers.

2. Average lifespan is 8-10 years.

3. A ‘hippopotamus head’, paired with its extensive wrinkles- this is one highly recognizable breed.

4. Adult shar pei’s weigh 40-55 lbs.

5. Shar Pei’s are known for disliking water and getting wet.

6. Shar Pei’s are stubborn, and consistent training and exercise are a must.

7. Shar Pei’s are not fond of the heat, and they have a particularly hard time cooling down.

8. A versatile, all-purpose dog, Shar Pei’s were originally used to guard, track, hunt, and control vermin.

9. Chinese Shar Pei’s have a purple tongue like the chow-chow.

10. Although heavily wrinkled, these dogs are very clean, easy to groom and overall low-maintenance in the grooming department.

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