Shar Pei

Medium Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The Shar Pei is an ancient Chinese hunting and fighting breed whose name literally means 'sand skin'.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Wrinkle lovers – the Shar Pei is full of them!

Not the best for ...

Anyone not prepared to put in the groundwork. Shar Pei are naturally suspicious of strangers and other dogs so early training and socialisation are essential.

Aliases

Chinese Shar Pei

Cross between

None

Origin

China

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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