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Shar Pei is from China. He has always been used as a temple guard, a hunting dog, and a fighting dog. Today, of course, they are primarily companion and show dogs. This breed existed in the southern provinces of the Chinese Sea centuries ago.

He probably comes from a town called Dalak in Kwun Tung Province.

Shar Pei is loyal to her family by nature, reserved for strangers, indifferent. He is playful, dominant, mobile, independent  and calm. He must be trained and socialized as a puppy.

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Shar pei needs it  calm, balanced and patient  leader. Shar blades are suitable for a positive workout, all that is bad  he remembers for a long time. He has good guarding qualities, a strong hunting instinct, getting along with children is generally good, but doubtful with other dogs.

Shar Peid is of medium height, height at withers 44-55 cm. Folded skin and coat are a feature of the breed - coat is short, bristle and rough. All colors are allowed except white.

There are two types of Shar Peid (as many as three in China). The types are original Bone Mouth and Meat Mouth (including the more massive head). There are also two types of coat: short. Horsecoat and  longer so-called. Brushcoat.

Rising standard

ORIGIN: China.
UTILIZATION: Hunting and guard dog.
Group 2
Pinscher and Schnauzer, Molossoid breeds and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
Subgroup 2.1
Molossians, dog-like
Without work tests.

This Chinese breed existed along the Chinese coast
in the southern provinces centuries ago.
He is probably from Kwun Tung Province
From a city called Dalak.

Medium-sized, lively, compact dog with a square build and a short lumbar portion. In the head and
the folds of skin on the back, the small ears and the muzzle resembling a hippopotamus give it a distinctive appearance. Males are larger than females.

The height of the Shar Pei from the ground to the withers is approximately the same as its length from the shoulder to the buttocks, especially in males. The distance from the bridge of the nose to the forehead corresponds to the distance from the forehead to the occiput.

Calm, independent, faithful, lovable to your family members.

Relatively large compared to the body. The folds of skin on the forehead and cheeks lead to the base of the throat.
Skull: Flat, broad.
Transition from forehead to muzzle: Moderately pronounced.
Nose: Large and wide, preferably black, but may be of a different color if it corresponds to the color of the coat.
The nostrils are wide open.
Muzzle: One of the breed characteristics of this breed. It is broad from the stem to the apex, not narrowed in the slightest.
The lips and muzzle are well padded. Skin rash is allowed in front of the nose mirror.
Mouth: The tongue, the palate, the gums and the lips are completely bluish black. Pink-spotted tongue is allowed. However, uniformly pink language is extremely undesirable. In light-colored dogs, the tongue is uniformly lavender.
Jaws / Teeth: Strong jaws with a perfect scissor bite, the upper incisors covering the lower incisors without distinction and the teeth erect. The lower jaws must not be padded so tightly as to prevent the teeth from closing properly.
Eyes: Dark, almond-shaped, with a sad appearance. A lighter color of the iris is allowed for the coat with a light color. Under no circumstances should the normal function of the eyes or the mobility of the eyelids be disturbed by folds or hair that protrudes from the skin. Any reference to irritation of the eye, mucous membranes or eyelids is highly undesirable. Entropium-free.
Ears: Very small, rather thick, in the shape of an equilateral triangle. The vertices are rounded and located
high above the forehead with the tips of the ears sloping towards the eyes.
The ears are above the eyes, conspicuously distant and wide apart and close to the forehead. Upright ears are highly undesirable.
Medium length, strong, well fitting on the shoulders. Loose skin at the bottom of the neck should not be too excessive.

Adult dogs have highly undesirable skin folds on the body, except at the withers and tail
in an area with moderate skin folds.
Topline: Slightly pressed behind the withers to rise slightly again in the lumbar region.
Back: Short, strong.
Loin: Short, broad, slightly arched.
Croup: Fairly flat.
Chest: Broad and deep; the thorax reaches to the elbows.
Underline: Slightly rising below the lumbar region.

Coarse and round at the base, tapering towards a sharp tip. A well-set tail is a characteristic feature of the breed. It may be highly arched or tightly twisted above the back or turned to one side or the other. A tail that is not full length or missing at all is extremely undesirable.

The forelegs are straight, of moderate length and well boned. The folds of the skin on the forelegs must not change.
Shoulders: Muscular, well sloping backwards.
Pasterns: Slightly sloping, strong and elastic.
Muscular, strong, with moderate angulations; the legs are vertical to the ground, parallel to each other when viewed from behind. Skin folds in the thighs, legs, thumbs, as well as thickening of the skin in the heel area are undesirable.
Hocks: Low set.
Moderately sized, compact, not sparse with toes; the bones of the toes are well known. The hind legs must not have extra toes.

The most preferred mode of movement is the trot. The movement is free, harmonious and energetic, with a good range and a strong push of the hind legs. As the tempo increases, the paws tend to approach the imaginary centerline of the movement. Movement with stiff legs is undesirable.

Characteristic of this breed: short, rough and bristly. The coat is straight and ruffled away from the body; but on the feet it is usually more snug. Without undercoat. The length of the hair can vary between 1 and 2.5 cm. Under no circumstances trim.

All colors are allowed except white. The inside of the tail and heels are often brighter
discolored. A darker tone is allowed along the back and ears.

Height at withers: 44 - 51 cm

Weight: 18-25kg

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