Shar Pei

Shar Pei

The Shar Pei is full of wrinkles and delightful affection. This breed is very loving and loyal to its family. He makes an excellent guard dog because it’s in his nature to protect those he loves. He also does well within urban environments and can make a great companion to a single owner.

  • Loyal and protective of their family or owner
  • A recommended breed for apartment living
  • Low-energy and doesn’t need much exercise

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Do Shar Peis shed?

Shar Peis are considered to be minimal shedders if any at all. They, like many dog breeds, shed the most during the fall and spring seasons.

Are Shar Peis hypoallergenic?

Because Shar Pei dogs shed, they aren’t considered a hypoallergenic dog.

Are Shar Peis aggressive?

In general, a Shar-Pei isn’t an aggressive dog. If it were to get aggressive, it’s typically towards other dogs of the same sex or strangers. Early and proper socialization and training, as well as giving them their daily dose of exercise, are all needed to help combat this behavior.

How big do Shar Peis get?

When it comes to the height of a Shar-Pei dog, the male and female stand in the range of 18 to 20 inches at the shoulder. Shar-Peis differ in weight between the sexes. A male can weigh anywhere from 55 to 65 pounds, while a female can weigh between 40 to 55 pounds.

How long do Shar Peis live?

The lifespan of a Shar Pei can range anywhere between 9 to 11 years.

Are Shar Peis good family dogs?

There are two lines of thinking when it comes to this question. One is that a Shar-Pei is a good dog to its family, who he is very protective over, in addition to those who have older children. The other school of thought is that a Shar-Pei dog isn’t good for families because it thrives on peace and quiet and most likely, a family with children lacks that ambiance.

Are Shar Peis good guard dogs?

Shar-Peis make good guard dogs because they have a protective nature over their loved ones.

Are Shar Peis smart dogs?

A Shar Pei is an intelligent dog who is eager to please, which makes it easy to train. It also placed #51 on the list of the smartest dog breeds.

Are Shar Peis good with other dogs?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to this question. Some have said that the Shar Pei dog breed can get along with other dogs if they’re socialized and trained as a puppy, while others have stated that Shar Pei dogs can become dangerous around other dogs.

Are Shar Peis good apartment dogs?

Shar-Peis are an excellent choice if you’re moving into an apartment. Despite their size, they do well in city dwellings.

How to control Shar-Pei odor?

In general, a Shar Pei has a natural odor, but it doesn’t have a bad odor. Because of their wrinkled folds, they are prone to yeast and bacterial infections (including the ears) which can produce a smell. They can have an allergy to something as well. To care for and control this issue, you need to start by visiting your veterinarian, so they can rule out any of the aforementioned. They need their ears cleaned at least twice a week to help rid your dog of any excess ear wax which can cause an odor. Bathing your dog at least once a month helps with keeping them clean, and eliminating odors. Another helpful hint is by adding omega 3 fatty acids to their diet. Deworming is another avenue where an odor may arise due to mites festering and colonizing on their skin.

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