Chinese Shar-Pei

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • 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

Training

  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.

Shedding

  • 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!).

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