1. Shar Pei, also known as the “Chinese Shar Pei,” is an ancient breed originating from China.
  2. Their most distinctive feature is their wrinkled skin, which was originally bred for its protective properties in dog fighting.
  3. Shar Pei puppies are born with extra wrinkles that eventually smooth out as they grow.
  4. They come in a variety of coat colors, including black, red, cream, blue, and chocolate.
  5. Shar Peis have a unique blue-black tongue, which is also seen in other Asian breeds like Chow Chows.
  6. This breed is known for their loyalty and devotion to their family, but can be aloof with strangers.
  7. Shar Peis are not known for their love of water, and can be hesitant to swim.
  8. Their coat is short and easy to maintain, but they do shed moderately.
  9. Shar Peis have a strong prey drive, so they may not be the best fit for homes with small animals like cats or rabbits.
  10. They are intelligent dogs, but can also be stubborn and difficult to train.
  11. Shar Peis have a tendency to snore, due to their short snouts and wrinkled faces.
  12. They are prone to certain health issues, including hip dysplasia, ear infections, and skin allergies.
  13. Shar Peis were almost extinct in the mid-20th century, but a group of breed enthusiasts helped revive the breed in the 1970s.
  14. One Shar Pei named “Suede” became famous in the 1980s as the inspiration for a popular line of stuffed animals.
  15. Shar Peis have been featured in several movies and TV shows, including “Homeward Bound” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”
  16. They are typically medium-sized dogs, weighing between 40-60 pounds.
  17. Shar Peis have a high pain tolerance, which can make it difficult to detect when they are sick or injured.
  18. Due to their deep wrinkles, Shar Peis require regular cleaning to prevent skin infections.
  19. This breed is known for their independent nature, and may not always be interested in playing or cuddling with their owners.
  20. Shar Peis have a natural protective instinct, which can make them excellent watchdogs for their family.