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 2019

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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 $1,050.00. 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: $1,050.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $2,000.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 4154 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.

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Most Popular Chinese Shar-Pei Names for 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 4154 Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
  • 1. Wrinkles
  • 2. Charlie
  • 3. Bella
  • 4. Shar-Pei
  • 5. Hershey
  • 6. Bobby
  • 7. Belle
  • 8. Princess
  • 9. Tank
  • 10. Bubba
  • 11. Chloe
  • 12. Emma
  • 13. None
  • 14. Pete
  • 15. Prince
  • 16. Sammy
  • 17. Bailey
  • 18. Bitsy
  • 19. Blue
  • 20. Blue Boy

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Lu-Na's Shar Pei
Member Since: October 2004
Location: Mohave County, Arizona
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Please feel free to contact us if you are looking for that special Shar-Pei and stud service available, in a variety of colors. We specialize in specialty colors such as Lilac, Blue, Chocolate and of course Fawn. Our foundaion dogs are both horsecoat and brushcoat. Our goals as breeders are to improve the dog we have by selectively breeding only to the correct standard dogs and bitches. We hope to produce some top quality winning Shar-Pei WE WILL DRIVE UP TO 300 MILE TO MEET YOU SO OUR PUPPIES WON'T HAVE TO BE SHIPPED. BUT WE DO SHIP PUPPIES

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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.

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?



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.


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.

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



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.


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.


Our Sharon Pei just passed from crohns diesase.


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


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.


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.


I've had several Shar-Pei's. My last one I just had to put to rest due to aggressive mast cell cancer it spread fast to her lymph nodes. She was 4months away from being 8yrs old. It was heart wrenching to make the decision to put her to rest. I had her since she was 7weeks old. I love this breed but not sure I want to get another one but time will tell. My first one ran away and I never found him.


I have had four. I currently have two. My Crackers is 12 years old and she has had barely any medical issues and never needed eye surgery. She has the most beautiful big eyes. Mocha is 7 and she has had the eye surgery. She also had Shar Pei Fever once. The only other medical issues she has had were self inflicted because she is crazy in my back yard and runs and flips lol. Both are very loving and I love this breed.


We just lost our Shar Pei named Bo a week ago. She was 3 months short of 14 years old. No major issues other than allergies ( which were very bad). She had no surgeries. She did have occasional leg swelling. And a few ear issues. Great old girl. My constant companion and great guard dog for my girls. She loved her family.


I’ve had about 2 dozen Shar Pei in my life over the last 30 years, some were foster dogs. My youngest died at 3 from renal failure/amyloidosis - it was heart wrenching. My oldest died 4 months shy of her 15th birthday from cancer. My other peibies died between 4-12.6 years old. Immense bonds and immense heartbreak when they died. I consider them my kids. Extremely intelligent, human like, cat like and pig like with their noises LOL. They are a special breed. They are fragile despite being a strong stubborn and “manipulative “ breed. They know how to get what they want and they will become the leader if they don’t have an owner who will take on the alpha role. There are now tests available for breeders to test for SPAID issues, hopefully it will reduce the number of Shar Pei who have FSF and other genetic health problems. Despite the health issues they are prone to, I could never be without Shar Pei in my life. Once you’ve had Shar Pei you realize how special this breed truly is.

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Updated: 1/16/2019