Chinese Shar-Pei

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
45-60 lbs
18-20 inches
any solid color including sable
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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 $1,150.00. 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 $2,100 upwards to $6,400 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: $1,150.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $2,100.00 to $6,400.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 4374 Chinese Shar-Pei puppies across the United States on

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.

Most Popular Chinese Shar-Pei Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 4374 Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Wrinkles
  • 3. Charlie
  • 4. Shar-Pei
  • 5. Hershey
  • 6. Bobby
  • 7. Lucy
  • 8. Tank
  • 9. Belle
  • 10. Princess
  • 11. Bitsy
  • 12. Blue
  • 13. Bubba
  • 14. Chloe
  • 15. Emma
  • 16. Maggie
  • 17. None
  • 18. Pete
  • 19. Prince
  • 20. Sammy

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Anonymous asked:
Are Chinese Shar Pei dogs very noisey?

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Shar Pei's generally only bark to alert the owner of a potential threat that they see approaching such as a strange person or animal. They are a territorial breed and do not generally like strangers within their space or near their family, especially their home and yard. However, other than the alert bark, this breed does not bark much; rather, it snorts, grunts, moans, and sings. With extensive and consistent socialization and training, the barking can be brought down to a bare minimum.

Anonymous asked:
What can you tell me about a Shar Pei Pit mix, what behaviors should I expect?



Anytime a dog is mixed with two or more breeds, it is always a mystery as to which behaviors and physical traits the dog is going to take on from the breeds it is mixed with. The best thing to do is to research all the breeds you know your dog is mixed with and familiarize yourself with those traits so you can be prepared. The American Pitbull Terrier is a breed of dog that has many breeds in it itself, while the Shar Pei is a breed that is extremely loyal and protective; they also have a natural wariness for strangers and some of them can have dog aggression. If you are planning on getting a dog of that mix, be prepared for a dog that needs a lot of training and it will not be a dog you should expect to be a dog-park dog.


I ended up with a Shar Pei mix my son had adpoted from the shelter as a pup. The shar pei traits are strong. We live on a horse ranch with 15 other dogs and constant visitors, so she has always been well socialized. She is suspicious of everyone, will only allow people to pet her if Im right there. She gets along amazingly well with my 3 other dogs, but can be hit or miss with dogs that arent a part of her immediate pack. She is an amazing dog but does need a confidant, experienced leader or she could get out of hand, hence why she is now mine.


There is an online genetic testing kit that can be purchased or taken to the vet to find out if your pet is a mixed breed. You can also find out what the puppy is mixed with.


I purchased a SharpEagle (Shar Pei-Beagle mix) for my grandson 2 years ago. He lived with me for the first 3 months and I house trained him. My grandson lives next door. Jax is the most wonderful dog. He was completely potty trained in 2 weeks and he had no prior training before I got him. He also learned to sit, come, stay, shake, roll over and spin before he was 3 months old. He is the most loving, loyal dog. He is beautiful as well. I'm so glad I bought him for my grandson. My little dog is getting old and I'm now looking for another dog. I'm looking for a Shar Pei.

Anonymous asked:
How much is a Shar Pei? We want a mini like a baby one.

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The average price of a Shar Pei puppy is anywhere between $600.00 - $1500.00. It all depends on if the puppies are registered, the pedigree of the puppies and if the puppy is show quality or not. But please note that this breed is not the breed for everyone. They need dog behavior experienced owners and understanding. Please do your research if you plan on getting a puppy.

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.



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.


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


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


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


I have owned 3 Shar Pei's. My first was from a local animal shelter and two others from breeders. They are a strong breed and hard to train because they do not bow down to any other dog and can be stubborn but they are the most loyal and loving dog I have ever encountered. They are fantastic guard dogs, I owned two females and bought my first house in an up incoming neighborhood but there was lots of break ins in homes around me, no one ever attempted breaking in to my house with my Shar Pei's there. They never bit anyone but I was convinced if any one tried to enter my home with out me there, they would attacked. All three lived approximate 10 years and they do need a lot of veterinary care, it is very hard to keep there ears clean and suffer from ear infections. I love Shar Pei's but they are expensive to own and at times difficult to handle. They are aloof and not considered a lap type dog, they are independent but crave your time and presence in there lives.


Loved our Shar Pei, Ruffles (because Ruffles have ridges) . We got her a 3 months of Age and she was totally potty trained. The people we got her from said the puppies went out every time Mom did once they was old enough, but that they will pretty much train their selves, and ours did with the help of her Mama. Wonderful Dog, one of the smartest I have ever had. Loyal to the family totally. At 7 years of age we found out she had glaucoma, we kept her on medicine for about a year until the ex would not help with the cost, last dose and she was totally blind there after. She adjusted well, and I had her for another 7 years. She was my baby for all those years, and I truly till this day still miss her. After she passed we got a full Bred Shar Pei from the Ann Arbor Humane Society that was a run away. He is our Pud (Puddles), they had already named him when we met him and we left it.. Same thing again, very smart, loves his family, has accepted our new Grandbaby with no problem except when we watch him he thinks he's the baby sitter not us. Always been good around my nieces 4 children (2,3, 5 and 7). I would recommend a Shar Pei to anyone who has the love to give them a good home.


...same person as above with Ruffles and Puddles, we recently lost Puddles to Bladder Cancer and our hearts are broken, he was our baby. Eventually I would love to find another Shar Pei to share our home and love with.


I had mine for 16 years until she lost all control from the hips back.

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Updated: 7/1/2022