Dog Breeds - Chinese Shar-Pei

Breed :        Non-Sporting
Weight:       45-60 lbs
Height:        18-20 inches
Color(s):     Any solid color including sable

Chinese Shar-Pei Breed Information:
The Chinese Shar-Pei or simply Shar Pei is a breed of strong dog known for its distinct characteristics such as the wrinkles and blue-black tongue. As the dog grows the wrinkles begin to disappear. In 1978 it was named as the world rarest dog breed by the Time magazine and the Guinness Book of World Records, and was not recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1991. It makes a good watchdog because not only is it terrifying to the strangers, but also is devoted and affectionate to his family.

Chinese Shar-Pei Health and Diseases:
Because of the fame it received in 1970s, this dog suffered immensely as a result of inexperienced or rapid breeding. This led to various different looks for the Shar-Pei along with numerous health related concerns and dog diseases which include:
  • Allergy-induced skin infections
  • Familial Shar Pei fever
  • Amyloidosis
  • Entropion
  • Allergies
  • Skin problems
This breed survives for nearly 10 years.