Shar Pei

Respectable, loyal, strong samurai - this is the impression Sharpey makes about himself. Breed from China for many is associated with something unknown, magical and even exotic. Find out more about her in this article.

  • Origin China, Growth 30 - 60 сm., Weight 20 - 50 kg.
  • Lifespan 8-12 years


Wool length



Mind and wit

Average cost

0 - 1300000 $



Voted: 17


Name of the breed: Shar Pei

Fit for allergics: No

For families with children: Yes

Difficulty of care: No

Dog guard: No

Guide-dog: Yes

Ability to train: Yes

Interesting Facts Interesting facts

  1. Shar Pei is one of the most ancient breeds of dogs. This fact is confirmed by DNA analysis, which established the approximate age of the species - about 3000 years.
  2. Experts recommend that puppies be accustomed to water as early as possible, since the fact of its fear is noted.

    Shar pei

  3. "Sand dog" - this is the name of the breed in translation from Chinese.
  4. These dogs are very fond of famous individuals. Famous owners include Vanessa May, Jonathan Knight, Kwon Ji Yong and many others.
  5. Sharpei - frequenter screeners. For example, they can be seen in The Simpons, The Lost, The Soul Serfer, etc.

history Sharpei origin history

The origin of Sharpei is fanned by many myths and riddles that are not so easy to solve. It is known for certain that the breed originates in China, where the dog was bred as a universal helper. The most credible is the theory that these four-legged ones are descendants of a mastiff or chow-chow, or maybe both, together, since in Shar-Pei, features of both breeds are observed.

The constitution, the structure of the skull, jaws indicate that Shar Pei (or his ancestors) were fighting dogs. This entertainment used to be very popular among different segments of the Chinese population, such as landowners, sailors and even pirates. After the rise of the Chinese economy of these animals, even simple peasants could afford, who transformed Shar Pei into a universal dog, suitable for both guarding and hunting.

Description Characteristic features

Do not know Shar Pei is impossible! It is often associated and compared with the hippo. Indeed, the Shar-Pei's head is rather large, wide, massive, with large folds (wrinkles). The eyes are almond-shaped, dark, usually look gloomy. The nose is black. The ears are set wide, triangular and slightly curved at the ends.

A distinctive feature of the breed can be noted blue language.

The body of the Shar-Pei is dense and strong, the fat tail is set high and has a rounded shape.

Leather is the main "trick" of these dogs, because of which many people choose it for purchase. Due to the mutation of the gene that generates the synthesis of hyaluronic acid, they have it all in folds. Coat without undercoat, it is hard, short and straight.

There are three types of Sharpey coat:

  • "Bear wool" (bearcoat)
  • Horse (horsecoat)
  • Brush (brushcoat)

The type of wool is responsible for its length.

Color can be presented in different variations. These are shades of black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, etc.

maintenance Principles of maintenance, feeding and education

1. Content Sharpei.

Shar Pei does not require much attention to themselves in terms of care. It is quite minimal. You can keep a pet in a big house or in a small apartment. They do not even need too long and active walks. They have enough half an hour to run enough. But, of course, the longer, the better for your pet.

It is often impossible to bathe him, a couple of times a year will suffice. You can comb the hair about once a week, except for molting. Eyes should be rinsed regularly, claws should be trimmed if necessary, and ears should be cleaned about once a week to avoid infections.

In general, the Shar Pei themselves are very fond of cleanliness. They will never dirty their territory, destroy something or mark the territory.

2. Feeding Sharpay.

Sharpei distinguishes excellent health, but their only problem is noted propensity to allergies. You need to understand that in connection with this, it is recommended to introduce new products gradually and extremely carefully.

Principles are generally the same for all breeds. The diet should be balanced and beneficial. Food is better to buy premium and super premium class, and natural products may consist of, for example, meat, sea fish, vegetables, fruits, and cereals. But it is important to remember that food can not be mixed with food. It is better to have different meals.

3. Education Sharppey.

Training Sharpei, like any other breed, is required. You should start it immediately after you bought a puppy. These four-legged smart, clever, but tend to dominate. That is why you should immediately show who is the boss. It is strictly forbidden to do this by shouting, slapping, etc. The best would be just to indicate the dog in its place, and to express frustration with facial expressions and gestures. It is better to train slowly, gradually, periodically repeating the passed commands.Not everyone knows about the numerous advantages of these brave dogs, of which there are really a lot. First of all, it is of course the strength, power and self-confidence that make bold hunters and defenders of Shar-Pei. Secondly, it is friendliness, loyalty and kindness - those qualities that make it possible to call this “samurai” an ideal companion, companion and friend.

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