Chinese Shar Pei Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Chinese Shar Pei is that they are loyal, intelligent, playful, active, dominant, and brave.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great for children and great with families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 years. However with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 40 to 55 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are kidney failure. Some, but not all of this breed develop hereditary skin problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of dog nearly housebreaks itself, but still needs to be housebroken nonetheless. Bathe this breed of dog once a week and brush daily.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy a Chinese Shar-Pei are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost of this breed of dog is around $1,800+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog tends to be territorial. Socialize early on.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes good watchdogs and guard dogs.

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