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Chinese Shar-Pei Info

Chinese Shar-Pei Breed Information

Learn all about Chinese Shar-Peis at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Chinese Shar-Pei, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Chinese Shar-Pei breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 7-12 years Height: 18-20" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 4-6 pups
Group: Non-Sporting Weight: 40-55 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Medium

Breed Overview

The Chinese Shar-Pei is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 40 lbs that can reach 55 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Chinese Shar-Pei breed has a typical lifespan of 7 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Chinese Shar-Pei should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

Chinese Shar-Pei Breed Characteristics

Group Non-Sporting Drooler yes
Size Medium Guard Dog no
Origin China Easy to Train
Kid Friendly Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Chinese Shar-Pei Temperament

dominant and independent dog breed who is loyal to its owner. Suspicious of strangers, the Chinese Shar-Pei makes a good watch dog.

Health Problems

skin and eyelid problems

Chinese Shar-Pei Coat

Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Colors

Solid colors only, in basic and dilute; cream fawn, red, sable, black. May be shaded darker on the back and ears

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How Others Rated the Chinese Shar-Pei

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Male Height 16-20" Female Height 4-18"
Male Weight 45-65 lbs Female Weight 44-54 lbs
Litter Size 4-7 pups Lifespan 8-14 years
Yard Needs None Easy to Train
Guard Dog
Kid Friendly
Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly
Exercise Demands
Stranger Friendly
Pet Friendly
Brushing Requirements
Tolerates Cold
Tolerates Heat

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