Chinese Shar Pei
Canis lupus familiaris
"I am extremely loyal to my family and a highly intelligent dog!"
The Chinese Shar Pei originated from the ancient Chinese Guangdong province and is a
The Chinese Shar-Pei has been around for a very long time, however not much is known about it’s actual history or ancestry. Some thoughts are that it may have descended from the Chow Chow, but they really don’t have that much in common with the Chow Chow. The only real similarity is that they both have dark tongues. The Chinese Shar-Pei is a non-sporting dog breed and looks almost like a completely different dog now than it did originally. It is no longer as wrinkled and has a much sleeker build. The original type is often referred to as the “bone-mouth” Shar-Pei by enthusiasts and the type seen most often today is referred to as the “meat-mouth” Shar-Pei. In the past Shar-Pei’s were often used as fighting dogs as well as farm dogs, but that is uncommon now. Most Shar-Pei’s today are simply pets, showdogs, or sometimes watchdogs… Read More