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      Chinese Shar-Pei Characteristics

      Size
      Medium
      Energy
      Moderate
      Coat
      Harsh, straigth, off standing
      Weight
      40-65 lbs
      • Size

        Medium

      • Energy

        Moderate

      • Weight

        40-65 lbs

      • Coat

        Harsh, straigth, off standing

      About Chinese Shar-Peis

      The Shar-Pei is a unique, distinguished breed. Their adorably wrinkled bodies and faces make them among the more easily-recognized breeds. Shar-Pei were bred thousands of years ago to be protection dogs to the Chinese royals, and after almost going extinct at one point, gained popularity in the United States in the 1970s. They are devoted, friendly, calm, and tend to be protective of their families. As a medium-sized breed, Shar-Pei do well in apartment living as well as in larger homes.

      Did You Know?

      The Shar-Pei and the Chow Chow are the only two breeds that have a blueish-black tongue.

      Origin

      This arguably ancient breed originated in southern of China where it was valued as a hunter, herder, guardian, and fighter.