Dog Breed Guide: Chinese Shar Pei
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Chinese Shar Pei
Height (to base of neck): 18 -20″
Weight: 45 – 60 lb
Color: Solid colors including black, cream, red and sable.
Coat: Very short, straight, standoff coat and rough, almost bristly.
Life Expectancy: 11-12 years
Energy level: Moderate
Exercise needs: Moderate
Breed Nicknames: Shar Pei
Is a Chinese Shar Pei the Right Dog Breed for You?
Shar Pei means sandpaper coat in Chinese and it is one of the oldest recorded breeds, with artwork depictions dating to 200 BC. This breed is intelligent and independent. They can be aloof with strangers and some dogs of this breed can be aggressive. They are loyal to their owner.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Chinese Shar Pei
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