Shar-Pei Description

The town of Dah-Let, in the province of Kwangtung, was the place of origin of this dog, at the time of the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD C. - C.) . The first race of the individuals had a very different appearance from that we know today. Even though its origins are uncertain, it is believed he could be a descendant of chowchow because of its blue tongue. Statuettes and figurines have been found in tombs dating from the Han Dynasty, which show dogs resembling the surprisingly Sharpei.

The Sharpei - which means "dog dress sand" in Chinese - made a sensational entry into the life of the West, about thirty years ago. There are two varieties of Sharpei: the horsecoat, the short and spicy peel, and brushcoat, the longer and softer fur. Solid color, it can be cream, fawn, red fawn, red, chocolate, blue, Isabella, lilac or black.

A good companion

The Sharpei has never been a luxury dog ​​as was the Pekingese, also from China. It was rather a hardy animal of the peasant class, used as a guard dog or hunting. Due to its physical combat skills, it has long been used for this purpose, even if it is not really aggressive. His skin, particularly flexible and multiple folds and sunken eyes protected him in battle.

Extremely loyal, the Sharpei is a brave and protective dog. Despite its forbidding appearance, it can be friendly with strangers and if you get used to the very young, he will be affectionate with children and other pets. It will also socialize by taking him to the dog park at a young age so he gets used to rub his fellows. Finally, note that under his rough air, Sharpei hides a sensitive heart. If his master is not given enough attention, it will depress quickly. Animals also need affection!

History folds!

Some misconceptions about running: do oiled or put powder in the hollow folds. Similarly, it is wrong to say that the more folds Sharpei account, the more it has value. By cons, we must pay special cleaning his ears attention.

The Sharpei can live in an apartment provided to him to exercise daily. It requires a bath per season, but brushing is needed during moulting. With regular care and a healthy lifestyle, the Sharpei can accompany you at least eight years. You should consider adopting from a breeder who knows the genetic history of the breed to prevent certain birth as those affecting the kidneys, eg diseases.
Description du Shar-pei