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Shar-Pei

Shar-Pei
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Overview

The Shar-Pei is a distinctive and ancient dog breed that originated in China. The Shar-Pei is a medium-sized dog with a unique and wrinkled appearance. They have a broad, flat head, a short snout, and small, sunken eyes. Their signature wrinkles are most prominent on their face, but they can also have wrinkles on their body and limbs. They come in a variety of colors, including black, blue, cream, red, and fawn.

Temperament

Shar-Peis are known for their loyalty, independence, and strong-willed nature. They are protective of their family and can be suspicious of strangers. They can be aloof and independent, but they also bond closely with their owners. They are intelligent and can be trained, but they can also be stubborn and require consistent and patient training methods.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Shar-Pei is between 9 to 11 years. They are generally a healthy breed but may be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia, skin allergies, and eye problems.

Shedding

Shar-Peis have a short, dense coat that requires minimal grooming. They shed moderately, but their coat does not require frequent bathing.

Training

As previously mentioned, Shar-Peis can be stubborn and independent, so early socialization and obedience training is important to prevent behavioral issues. Positive reinforcement training methods are recommended to motivate them.

Exercise

Shar-Peis have a moderate energy level and require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. They enjoy daily walks and playtime in a fenced yard, but may not be well-suited for long-distance running or intense exercise.

The Shar-Pei is a distinctive and loyal dog breed that can make a great companion for those who appreciate their independent and protective nature. They have a unique appearance that requires minimal grooming, but they shed moderately. They are intelligent dogs that require early socialization and obedience training to overcome their stubbornness, but they can make excellent watchdogs and loyal companions for those willing to put in the effort to properly care for them.

Breed Information

Popularity:2022: #64
2021: #64
2020: #61
2019: #59
2018: #64
2017: #64
2016: #61
2015: #59
Origin:China
Breed Group:Non Sporting (AKC:1992)
Northern Breeds (UKC)
Size:Medium
Type:Purebred
Life span:8-10 years
Temperament:Affectionate
Devoted
Independent
Loving
Reserved
Suspicious
Height:18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Weight:40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Colors:Apricot Dilute
Black
Blue
Brown
Cream
Fawn
Red
Litter Size:4-6 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1000 - $1200 USD

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