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The Chinese Shar-Pei has a medium-sized muscular build. Its signature wrinkles on both its face and body enable it to twist away when grabbed by another dog in a fight. This dog breed was once used as a fighting dog, but now is considered a dog that is friendly and good natured despite its scowling expression.
Country of Origin:
The Chinese Shar-Pei originated in China.
Chinese Shar-Peis range from 18 inches to 20 inches.
Chinese Shar-Peis range from 35 to 45 pounds.
Chinese Shar-Peis are typically black, red, chocolate, cream or fawn.
Chinese Shar-Peis have straight and harsh coats. Coat lengths can range from being extremely short to one inch in length. Regular brushing is required.
The Chinese Shar-Pei is a dominant and independent dog breed who is loyal to its owner. Suspicious of strangers, the Chinese Shar-Pei makes a good watch dog.
The Chinese Shar-Pei is susceptible to skin and eyelid problems.
The expected life span of the Chinese Shar-Pei is 8-10 years.
Chinese Shar-Peis need frequent exercise. A fenced yard and plenty of stimulation is essential for this independent and affectionate dog breed.
The Chinese Shar-Pei is in the Non-Sporting group.