Why you shouldn't get a Shar Pei?

Table of contents:

  1. Why you shouldn't get a Shar Pei?
  2. Are Shar Pei anxious?
  3. Do Shar Pei need a lot of exercise?
  4. At what age is a Shar Pei fully grown?
  5. Can Shar Peis go on long walks?
  6. Are Shar Pei good guard dogs?
  7. Are Shar Peis good with toddlers?
  8. Are Shar Pei dogs intelligent?
  9. Are Shar Pei loyal?
  10. Will a Shar Pei protect me?
  11. Do Shar Peis drool a lot?
  12. How much is a Shar Pei dog worth?

Why you shouldn't get a Shar Pei?

The structure of this breed is quite deformed. Wrinkled folds of skin trap moisture, which leads to itchy skin problems and bacterial infections. Add a bunch of eye diseases and a serious kidney disease and I would recommend that you have ample money set aside for veterinary care. See Chinese Shar Pei Health.

Are Shar Pei anxious?

Even the most confident Chinese Shar-Pei can have fear triggers, events that spark anxiety or stress. ... Thunderstorms, fireworks, travel, trips to the vet or being left alone are common fear triggers for many dogs, even the usually unflappable Shar-Pei.

Do Shar Pei need a lot of exercise?

While Shar Peis may not seem very high energy, they still need plenty of varied exercise every day to keep them happy and healthy. Your Shar Pei will need a minimum of an hour exercise every day.

At what age is a Shar Pei fully grown?

around 14 to 18 months

Can Shar Peis go on long walks?

While it is not recommended that the Shar-Pei be let off their leash (they can be aggressive to other dogs), you can still take a walk while exposing your dog to other people and animals. Furthermore, walking will not overexert the Shar-Pei.

Are Shar Pei good guard dogs?

While all those wrinkles may look cute and cuddly, the Shar-Pei is a serious family protection dog. They were bred to be the all-round farm dog, running the perimeters of the property as a watchdog, as well as protecting flocks and killing vermin.

Are Shar Peis good with toddlers?

A Chinese Shar-Pei has a calm demeanor, which is always a bonus when it comes to kids. A Chinese Shar-Pei, if properly trained, is a well-mannered pooch. ... A Chinese Shar-Pei, as long as socialized early on, loves to be a devoted companion to his family and is extremely loyal.

Are Shar Pei dogs intelligent?

Shar-Peis are intelligent dogs needing little training. Although they are somewhat aloof, snobbish and reserved in the presence of strangers, they are extremely loyal and devoted to their family. Essentially they are an independent, regal, alert and dignified animal with a calm and confident stature.

Are Shar Pei loyal?

Most Shar Peis aren't lap dogs, but they are incredibly loving and fiercely loyal in their own way. They're also very protective of their families, especially the kids.

Will a Shar Pei protect me?

A Shar Pei will undoubtedly protect their owner if the owner has earned the love, respect, and trust of this dog. This breed is independent and alert, and they often make excellent guard dogs. Many are kept for this very reason and purpose.

Do Shar Peis drool a lot?

Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Shar-Pei. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

How much is a Shar Pei dog worth?

Breed Information
Weight40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg)
ColorsApricot Dilute Black Blue Brown Cream Fawn Red
Litter Size4-6 puppies
Puppy PriceAverage $1200 - $2000 USD