He's existed for centuries in the southern provinces of China; possibly even as early as 200B.C.
It's thought he originated in the village of Tai Li in Kwantung province
Ancient manuscripts refer to a "wrinkled dog" and ancient statues resemble the Chinese Shar-Pei
Personality and Behavior
He's loving and devoted to his family
He's confident, dignified and snobbish
He's protective, alert, and will bark to warn of a stranger which makes him a good watchdog
He only barks when he's having fun or when there's a reason, otherwise he's quite
He's stubborn and very independent
He's suspicious and aloof with strangers
He can be aggressive with other dogs
He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).