The Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Breed

The Chinese Shar-Pei (pronounced Shar-Pay) dog breed is also called the Wrinkle dog or Pei for short. Their origin is attributed to the Han Dynasty in China and they were bred as working dogs to guard temples and farms.

The Shar Pei is among the Most Popular Dog Breeds due to their good looks and personality.

Personality and Attitude

The Pei is an intelligent, independent and alert breed of dog. Everything you might want in a watchdog (including being reserved with strangers).

They are very affectionate towards their owners and show great devotion and loyalty.

Size and Appearance

They are a compact, medium sized dog that stands 18 to 20 inches (45-50 cm) tall and weighing from 40 to 60 pounds (18-27 kg)

They are known as wrinkle dogs because their short coat allows easy sight of the loose skin that covers their head and body. This, together with their small ears, frowning expression and thin tail that is carried high gives them a very unique appearance.

The Chinese Shar-Pei is from the Non Sporting Dog Breeds group (click here for more

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