Shar Pei

At a glance
shar peiThe Shar Pei, an ancient dog breed that originated from China 2,000 years ago, carries recognizable traits, such as distinctive deep wrinkles and a rough, near-abrasive coat. The breed was once so few in numbers that shar pei was labeled one of the world’s rarest dog breeds by Time magazine and the Guinness Book of World Records.


  • Names – Chinese Shar-Pei, Chinese Fighting Dog
  • Group – AKA: Non-Sporting Group; KC: Utility
  • Size – medium
  • Life expectancy – average of 12; range of 9 to 15 years
  • Cost of ownership – medium
  • Ease of ownership – medium
  • Aggressive tendency – low
  • Amount of Exercise – medium
  • Amount of Grooming – medium
  • Ease of Training – medium
  • Obedience level – medium
  • Suitable for Children – high
  • Amount of Care Required – medium
  • Susceptibility to Health Problems – medium Continue reading Shar Pei