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Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Peis are calm, independent, loyal and affectionate to their family.

About the Chinese Shar-Pei

With wrinkles on the skull, folds of skin on the body, small ears and a muzzle reminiscent of a hippo's, this is a breed that sparks intrigue.

Though intensely loyal to their owners, Chinese Shar-Peis can be quite reserved with strangers and have a natural instinct to guard their home and family.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
9–11 years

Lively / Calm / Independent / Loyal / Loving

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs moderate training
  • Makes a great watchdog

A Chinese Shar-Pei's life story

Chinese Shar-Pei puppy

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