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Chinese Shar-Pei
The Shar-Pei is one of America's most popular and beloved Chinese imports.
Height: 18 to 20 inches at shoulder
Weight: 40 to 55 pounds
Coat: bristly and thick
Life span: 8 to 12 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
Though the Chinese Shar-Pei is the 134th breed recognized by the American Kennel Club, the breed has been around for hundreds of years. He was developed to guard, hunt, herd, and later, fight, and is known for his characteristic short, bristly coat, loose, wrinkled skin, and devotion to his family. Today, the Shar-Pei mostly enjoys life as a beloved companion.
Chinese Shar-Pei profile on
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Heat tolerance
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Easy to groom
Energy level
Good for novice owners