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This dog is calm and friendly, with an independent temperament. This dog is devoted to the family and can coexist peacefully with animals he has known since puppyhood. However, he may be wary of strangers.
Important Considerations Before Adopting SAR Paws: Training this dog requires an experienced owner with patience and perseverance. This dog is adaptable and enjoys playing. He is following a dietary regimen and requires daily physical activity.

This dog has a medium size, with a height ranging from 40 to 51 cm and a weight ranging from 18 to 30 kg. The dog has a stocky, square build with a large head that has many fine folds. The dog's eye color depends on its coat color. The eyes are dark for the dark-colored dogs and light for the light-colored dogs.
This dog has high ears on the head that lean forward. The ears are small, triangular, and spaced apart. The tail is thick and has a round shape.
At birth, it has many folds which mostly persist into adulthood. The coat is extremely short and coarse. It is typically pale yellow but can be any color except white. It is solid without any marks or spots.

For centuries, the Chinese Shar Pei was found exclusively in the provincial cities of southern China. The most likely place of origin is the Kwum Tung region and there is evidence from various statuettes found in tombs that the tribe has existed since the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 200 AD). These dogs were used by the villagers for herding, guarding the house and even for dog fighting; they probably have something of the Chow-Chow in their blood because of the blue-black colouring of their tongue, and they also have strong Mastiff elements.
After the establishment of China as a communist state, the breeding of these breeds was sidelined. Without the efforts of Matgo Law, the Shar Pei would not exist today. Because of his dedication to the breed, a small number were brought to the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Figures in his likeness have been found in graves dating from the 2nd century BC to the 2nd century AD. In Mao's time, owning a dog was considered a sign of wealth and would have disappeared had it not been for the efforts of American and Canadian breeders.





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