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Chinese Shar-Pei


Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Nearly Not at All

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Comfortable Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Working Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Hard Coat
  • Rough Coat


  • Apricot Dilute
  • Black
  • Black Sable
  • Blue
  • Blue Dilute
  • Brown
  • Chocolate Dilute
  • Cream
  • Cream Dilute
  • Cream Sable
  • Fawn
  • Fawn Sable
  • Five Point Red Dilute
  • Isabella Dilute
  • Lilac Dilute
  • Red
  • Red Fawn
  • Red Sable


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Get Up? Me?

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Occasional Exercise
  • Rarely Needs Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 17-20″

Full Grown Weight

  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs
  • 51-55lbs

General Health

  • Breed with Many Health Issues
  • Not a Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog
  • Poor Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather
  • Wrong Dog for Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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