The Shar Pei is a compact and muscular dog. The breed is characterized by its loose skin and wrinkles over its head, neck and body. It has a short and coarse coat that stands up like a brush and comes in a variety of colors including red, cream, fawn, black, and sable.
This breed is known for being a devoted and loyal family companion and guardian. They are wonderful with children and the elderly. They can sometimes seem aloof around people that they do not know. This breed is confident, calm, and prefers the company of people over that of other dogs.
Origin of the Shar Pei
The Shar Pei is an ancient breed of dog that dates back around 2500 years to the Han Dynasty of China. It was said to be a dog for the peasants and as such had a variety of jobs. Some of those jobs being guardians of the home and of livestock, a herding dog, and a hunting companion.
Is a Shar Pei right for me?
If your breed of choice is the Chinese Shar Pei, you will find yourself with a loyal and devoted companion who will watch over your home as its guardian and protector.
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