14+ Reasons Shar-Peis Are Not The Friendly Dogs Everyone Says They Are

Shar-Pei is an ancient Chinese breed of dog, formerly used as a guard, fighting dog, hunting dog, and drover. At the moment, the Chinese Shar-Pei belongs to the group of mastiff-like Malossi and performs a guard function and the function of a companion dog. Shar-Pei is unpretentious and in their care is not much different from dogs of other breeds.

It is a harmoniously built dog of medium height, with a strong and muscular body of an almost square format. Regal, majestic, noble, and even arrogant. Shar-Pei is distinguished by intelligence and quick-wittedness, he is affectionate and playful. At first glance, this dog seems slow and inert, but in fact, it may turn out to be even too active. A good watchman who does not need to be taught to guard: it is in his blood.

Let’s take a closer look at this breed!

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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