Chinese Shar-Pei

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The Shar-Pei is a type of dog breed known for its deep wrinkles and blue-black tongue. The breed originates from southern China. The English name “Shar-Pei” derives from the British spelling of the older Cantonese shā pèih, which translates to “sandy skin” and refers to the texture of the breed’s short, rough coat.

Hypoallergenic: No

Temperament: Suspicious, Affectionate, Devoted, Independent, Reserved, Loving

Weight: Female: 40–55 lbs (18–25 kg), Male: 55–65 lbs (25–30 kg)

Colors: Black, Fawn, Lilac, Cream, Sand, Red

Height: Female: 18–20 inches (46–51 cm), Male: 18–20 inches (46–51 cm)

Litter Size: 4-6 Puppies

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