Shar Pei will definitely disappoint people who dream of a cheerful and playful pet. They are independent, withdrawn, and not particularly mobile “philosophers”. If the owner gives slack in their upbringing, they will not hesitate to take advantage of the mistake to take a dominant position in the “pack” and dictate their terms to the household. However, an experienced owner who will be able to establish his authority without the use of physical force and screaming, with the help of a professional’s advice, will raise a well-mannered and obedient dog.
The protective functions assigned to the breed for many generations leave their mark on the character. Shar Pei will be wary of strangers and in general everyone who is not in a close social circle and may openly demonstrate unfriendly intentions.