Dog Breed profiles
Shar Pei Breed Profile
Shar Pei fact file
KC Group: utility
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: yes
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: short runs
A strong, powerful dog, yet one who is gentle with children and full of character. Higher-than-average tendency for health issues.
Shar Pei Character
Originally bred as fighting dogs (as well as food!), today the Shar Pei is a lot less aggressive, although the 'fighting' instinct not entirely dispersed. The Breed Standard describes them as "Calm, independent, very affectionate, and devoted to people". They are good with children, but care should be taken with other dogs.
Shar Pei Size
Medium. The Breed Standard stipulates the height should be between 46-51cm.
Shar Pei Health
Take real care in selecting your breeder, as the Shar Pei is prone to a number of health issues. Eyes and skin infections are common.
Shar Pei Special Care
Read up on the potential health problems associated with the breed and choose your breeder with care.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.