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Chinese Shar-Pei

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, socialisation 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.
Living Considerations
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Shar-Pei means “Sand Skin” but translates more loosely as “rough, sandy coat” or “sandpaper-like coat.”
Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Size Medium
  • Height 45 - 50 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 20 - 30kgs
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any solid colour or sable
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both