Chinese Shar-Pei breed information, pictures and more...

Shar-Pei, Chinese Fighting Dog
alten China, Han-Dynastie 202 B.C - 220 v. Chr.
AKC Non-sporting Dogs, FCI Group II.: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs, TKC Utility
Dogs 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Bitches 16-18 inches (41-46 cm)
Dogs 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg)
Bitches 35-55 pounds (16-25 kg)
7-12 years
4 to 6

The Chinese Shar-Pei is a playful, active, dominant, and brave breed. It is very loyal to its handler. The Chinese Shar-Pei name roughly translates to "draping sand paper like skin" in Chinese where it was known as the "Chinese Fighting Dog". In 1978 the Guinness Book of Records listed it as the world's rarest dog.

Today there is a renewed interest in Shar-Pei as a unique family pet. It is suited for both urban and city living, but it does not kennel well. The Shar-Pei has wrinkled, loose skin. This is a well-mannered, friendly dog with an easygoing nature, but may show signs of aggression towards other dogs. The Shar-Pei has a blue-black tongue a characteristic only found in the Chow Chow and the Thai Ridgeback, which may suggest a common ancestry.


Solid colors only, black, chocolate, reddish brown, red, light fawn, dark fawn or cream.


Short, straight, bristly, no undercoat on loose skin. The Shar-Pei should be brushed regularly. Its coat is never trimmed. Attention must be paid to its skin to ensure that no irritations exist within the folds. Regular massaging and brushing and with a bristle brush will keep the coat in top condition.

Health Issues:

Skin problems (may be caused by hereditary condition), in-turned eyelids (entropion) and allergies. To minimize the risk of your Shar-Pei developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Shar-Pei puppy from a reputable breeder.

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