Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei

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HEALTH AND
GENERAL INFORMATION

SIZE:

HEIGHT:

1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder

WEIGHT:

 40 to 55 pounds

GENERAL HEALTH:

 In general, Chinese Shar-Pei breeds are healthy but this is not a guarantee that your dog is 100% healthy. Some breeds may suffer from: Demodectic Mange, Shar-Pei Fever, Cancer, Hypothyroidism and Seborrhea. Is very important to take action immediately if you spot any kind of symptoms.

LIFE SPAN:

 8 to 12 years

EXERCISE:

 Like any other breeds, Chinese Shar-Pei dogs makes no exceptions. Some may prefer hard and daily exercise instead of others who could tend to be more lazier. Is crucial to take action as soon as possible if you spot that your dog is gaining an unwanted amount of weight.

ENERGY:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

RISK OF WEIGHT GAIN:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

PERSONALITY:

 They are known as very independent dogs. They could be also very alert, devoted to their families and confident.

BARKING FREQUENCY:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

HUNT DRIVE:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

AGGRESSIVENESS:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

SHEDDING HAIR:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

MOUTHINESS POTENTIAL:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

WANDERLUST POTENTIAL:

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH

 

TRAITS

EASY TO GROOM:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY HARD

 

FRIENDLY WITH STRANGERS:

VERY
FRIENDLY

FRIENDLY

NOT FRIENDLY

 

EASE OF HOUSE-TRAINING:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY HARD

 

EASE WITH CHILDREN:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

INTELLIGENCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

VERY INTELLIGENT

 

PLAYFULNESS:

EASY

MEDIUM

VERY PLAYFUL

 

OUTSIDE/INSIDE BEHAVIOR

APARTMENT LIVING:

EASY

DIFFICULT

VERY DIFFICULT

 

COLD WEATHER RESISTANCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

HOT WEATHER RESISTANCE:

EASY

MEDIUM

HARD

 

PROS AND CONS

PROS

CONS

 They could adapt very well into an apartment living  They are not very friendly with kids and they can’t tolerate both (hot and cold) weather so it could be difficult to always adapt their optimal temperature

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