Chinese Shar-Pei

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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Overview
The Chinese Shar-Pei is a somewhat powerful dog. Known for his wrinkles, this breed makes a wonderful watchdog and can at times be intimidating to strangers. Very loyal, and devoted to his family.
Character
The Chinese Shar-Pei is an intelligent, dignified, and calm dog but can also be very alert making him ideal for a guard or watchdog. He has a strong protective instinct so this breed should be well socialized at an early age to avoid shyness or from being overprotective.
Temperament
Alert and confident, the Chinese Shar-Pei makes a wonderful companion to an experienced owner. This breed is not for everyone. He can do well with children, however should be supervised around infants, as this is a powerful dog. Can be somewhat aggressive towards other dogs, but given the right socialization, he can do well.
Care
The coat of the Chinese Shar-Pei is not very high maintenance, however it should be brushed to remove loose or dead hair occasionally. A rubber brush should suffice. The ears should be cleaned regularly as well as under the folds of skin.
Coat
The Chinese Shar-Pei has a very harsh and straight coat. The coat ranges from being either extremely short, to no longer than an inch long at the withers, called a "brush coat."
Training
The Chinese Shar-Pei can be stubborn at times, making him somewhat hard to handle when it comes to training. However, he is very willing to please and is intelligent. Firm handling should be practiced with this breed.
Activity
If given proper exercise, this breed can do okay without a yard. An average sized yard is suggested, but is not required. This breed loves walks with his owner however due to the folds of skin, which can make him overheat, fresh water should always be provided.
Weight
45-60 lbs
Height
18-20 inches
Color(s)
any solid color including sable
Characteristics
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Chinese Shar-Pei puppies.

How much do Chinese Shar-Pei puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Chinese Shar-Pei varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Chinese Shar-Pei puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Chinese Shar Peis sold is $825.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Chinese Shar-Pei with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,000 upwards to $6,000 or even more for a Chinese Shar-Pei with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Chinese Shar Peis sold is $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $825.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $2,000.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 4023 Chinese Shar-Pei puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Chinese Shar-Pei puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Chinese Shar Peis true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Chinese Shar-Pei Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 4023 Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
  • 1. Wrinkles
  • 2. Charlie
  • 3. Bella
  • 4. Shar-Pei
  • 5. Hershey
  • 6. Belle
  • 7. Bobby
  • 8. Princess
  • 9. Tank
  • 10. Blue Boy
  • 11. Bubba
  • 12. Emma
  • 13. None
  • 14. Pete
  • 15. Prince
  • 16. Bailey
  • 17. Bitsy
  • 18. Blue
  • 19. Buster
  • 20. Cassie

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Anonymous asked:
What is Annual cost yr.1 and then average cost per of owning Chinese Shar-Pei?

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The cost of owning an animal all depends on three things. Your environment, the dog, and you. What you want to spend on the dog, ie: dog beds, crates, food, ect. If the dog needs to go to the vet more than once in the year, if you choose to do pet insurance; and if the dog needs specialized clothing to help him/her be comfortable in the winter. Contacting a local breeder and discussing what they spend on an average year per dog is your best bet.

Anonymous asked:
Why are Shar-Pei's so overpriced? I used to have Shar-Pei's and never paid more than $500 dollars for 1 and we had 3 from different breeders.

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Anonymous

Shar-Pei's are not overpriced, many breeds of dogs cost an average of $1000.00 - $1700.00 per puppy now. As the cost of raising, showing, and doing all medical testing before a litter is even produced has gone up greatly over the past 15 - 20 years. Raising a high quality, fully medically tested litter of puppies costs breeders even more now a days and that is seen in the price tag for puppies.

Anonymous

I've had 2 shar-peis in 9 years and both died from kidney failure and the health guarantee is not worth the paper it's written on. The pain is unbearable to lose a dog in 4 years

Anonymous

I have had three Shar Pei just for pets. I am not interested in breeding them. My last one I lost at the end of April due to cancer. We were very lucky to have had her for 9 years

Anonymous

I had three Shar Pei's and two died at age 5 from kidney failure. One lasted 7 years. All from different breeders and different states

Anonymous asked:
I have a few questions. How many litters of puppies can a Shar Pei have? Do Shar Peis have different personalities? Is there any famous Shar Pei’s? What are Shar Peis used for? What is special about Shar Peis? Do Shar Peis get along with other dogs?

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Anonymous

A responsible breeder will not breed their Shar-Pei until the dog is 2 years old and the breed should not be bred after 5 - 6 years old. So if the dog has a litter once a year, then the dog could have 4 - 5 litter's. Like any breed, every Shar-Pei will have a different personality. There are no 'famous' Shar-Pei's in the sense of doing something, but there are several that have viral video's/pictures that have lots of followers. The breed is used as a pet, but was originally bred for multipurpose working farm dogs for the Chinese, hunting, tracking, as a ratter, herding, protecting stock, and guarding the home and family.

Anonymous

The Shar-Pei can get along with other dogs as long as the dog is socialized well as a puppy. They can be prone to dog-on-dog aggression if bred badly or poorly socialized.

Anonymous asked:
Is it true that Chinese Shar-Peis have many medical problems? If so, can you please state what they are?

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Anonymous

Shar Pei's have large wrinkles and small wrinkles, and if you don't brush the dog a lot, then the skin can get dry and cause infections. Shar Pei's also get eye and ear infections if not cleaned once every month. Sometimes (not very common) the dog will get "shar-pei fever". If your shar-pei gets skinny, or he/she walks funny, or nose droops this might be a sign of shar-pei fever.

Anonymous

Yes, their ears have to be cleaned often. Also the folds of their eye lids must be "tacked" by a Vet or the dog could go blind. Sometimes they will have a skin issue also. I have had 2 Shar-Peis. I love this breed.

Anonymous

Our Sharon Pei just passed from crohns diesase.

Anonymous

I've had 3 and 1 died at 6 of cancer, 1 died of kidney failure 5years, and my last one has kidney failure at 4 1/2. She has had 6 eye and brow lifts also both ear surgeries. Love the breed but can't take the pain for the loss

Anonymous

I agree with the previous commenter. I love shar-pei. My girl died at 6 due to kidney failure. It seems quite common but it's so painful to lose them so soon.

Anonymous

We just lost our Shar Pei due to a malignant oral tumor that spread to his lymph node. Such an aggressive type of cancer that we had to euthanize him on his 1-yr old birthday. It's been a devastatingly painful experience and we hesitate to get another one because we were so attached to him and don't want to have to go through that again. It feels like we'd be playing Russian roulette.

Anonymous asked:
My Chinese Shar-Pei delivered only one puppy in the last 4 hours, is this normal?

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No, this is not normal. The Shar-Pei can be really difficult to whelp because of their large heads and small birth canals. Puppies should never be more then 3 hours apart. Get your dog into the vet A.S.A.P. She could possibly have a puppy stuck and that can risk the life of that puppy, the rest of the litter and your dam.

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Updated: 10/21/2017