16+ Historical Facts About Shar-Peis You Might Not Know

Shar-Pei translated from Chinese means a dog with sandy skin. To those unfamiliar with this breed, this unusual name may seem meaningless.

However, it is enough to see a Shar Pei once to make everything immediately clear. Without a doubt, this is one of the most unusual dogs, whose wrinkled skin confronts a person with an alternative either to fall in love with a Shar-Pei at first sight or to mistake him for a monster, for a mockery of nature.

#1 Wrinkled skin is a distinctive feature of this breed, known from ancient times, from the era of the Han Empire, or from 206 BC.

It is this year that the Shar-Pei statuette, kept in the Museum of Oriental Arts of San Francisco and named the dog from the Chinese tombs, dates back to this year.

#2 It is believed that Shar Pei dogs first appeared in the Chinese city of Tai-li in Kwantung province.

#3 Initially, the Shar Pei was bred as a hunting and fighting dog.

But over time, these qualities became less pronounced, since he acquired many other wonderful characteristics.

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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