Chinese Shar-Pei Characteristics
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This amazing Chinese dog breed with unusual appearance has existed for hundreds of years in the provinces bordering the South China Sea. The place of origin likely is the town of Dialak in the province of Kwun Tung.
Chinese Shar Pei has calm, loyal and independent temperament and he is very gentle to his family.
There is an opinion that the figure of the folds on the forehead of Chinese Shar Pei shows a hieroglyph which designate eternal life.
Chinese Shar Pei has a blue or purple tongue that is a feature of this breed of dog.
Chinese Shar Pei has different coats of colors except white. Black, blue, cream, chocolate, fawn and red are the most common colors. Isabella and lilac are more rare colors.
According to legend, Chinese Shar Pei licked the moon and his tongue turned blue.
Weight of Chinese Shar-Pei is 40 to 65 lb (18 to 29 kg)
Height of Chinese Shar-Pei is 18 to 22 in (46 to 56 cm)
Ancient Chinese believed that Shar Pei tongue repels evil spirits like an amulet.
Chinese Shar-Pei needs an experienced, confident owner who can train him without letting him get bored.
In China, this breed was considered as a universal dog. Shar Pei guarded houses and livestock, used to hunt in the mountains and on the plains, took part in dog fights.
In 1978, Shar Pei was recognized as one of the world rarest dog breeds by the Guinness World Records.
Despite the fighting past, the Chinese Shar Pei is calm, balanced, restrained and affectionate breed of dog.