Chinese Shar-Pei

The compact, medium-sized Chinese Shar-Pei is an amalgam of odd physical traits: a broad “hippopotamus” muzzle; a blue-black tongue; small, sunken eyes with a scowling expression; tiny triangular ears; abundant folds of loose skin about the head, neck, and shoulders; the tapered high-set tail—all blanketed by a harsh, sandpapery coat. (A literal translation of Shar-Pei: “sand skin.”)

Chinese Shar-pei breed judging in the dog show ring

Points to Consider When Judging the Chinese Shar-pei

Ann Cookson points out some peculiarities of the Chinese Shar-pei that may affect how ...

Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei – Silhouette of Desire

The Chinese Shar-Pei's silhouette: topline dipping behind the withers and rising over a broad, ...

Dr-Amanda-Bauer with a Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei – Inside the Hippo Muzzle

The Chinese Shar-Pei has hippo-like muzzles and wrinkled features. A blue-black tongue and mouth ...

Rumples Chinese Shar-pei | Cyndi Skinner

Interview with purebred Chinese Shar-pei Breeder Cyndi Skinner - Rumples Chinese Shar-pei, by Allan ...

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