Country of Origin: China
  • Activity Level: high
  • Grooming Level: low
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: moderate
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: sometimes
  • Average Size: Medium
  • Average Lifespan: 9-11 years
  • Prey Drive: low
  • Watchdog: aware
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Shar Pei Breed Profile

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Shoulder height: 18-20 inches. Weight: 40-55 pounds.

The Shar Pei has a short, straight, and bristly coat. They do not have an undercoat on loose skin.

The Shar-Pei can be described as highly intelligent, independent, and devoted to their family.

Shar-Peis are great with children and do well with other pets.

The grooming level of the Shar-Pei is considered to be low or minimal.

They have strong personalities, can be stubborn, and require a firm hand in training.

The Shar-Pei needs considerable exercise.