Shar-Pei Profile

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Lifespan: 9-11 Years

Avg height: 46-51cm

Avg weight: 18-20kg

Coat type: Short, smooth coat

Coat colours: Black, red, fawn, cream

Originally bred for: Fighting, hunting and culinary delicacy

Breed traitsQuiet, confident, intelligent, stubborn 


A little about the Shar-Pei

The Shar-pei is considerably aloof and requires an experienced dog owner to foster a healthy well balanced Shar-pei. They are a standout watchdog and require relatively little exercise compared to many other breeds. They tend to be foot shy and the natural fighter/hunter in them means they are not particularly keen for other dogs to be around. If overstimulated, Shar-Peis can easily become aggressive. They are highly intelligent, thus receptive to a solid training foundation which will benefit them greatly and can temper their territorial and at times aggressive nature.



Shar-Peis can be prone to: Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Hypothyroidism, Entropion, Retinal Dysplasia and Glaucoma, Skin allergies, Skinfold infections, and Shar-pei fever.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.