Learn about the temperament and personality of the Chinese Shar-Pei. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Chinese Shar-Pei photos.
These unique dogs are regal, dignified, calm and confident. They are incredibly devoted to their families and are standoffish with strangers. They make excellent watch dogs and are protective of their home and loved ones. They need to be socialized early on or they can become aggressive. They generally do well with other pets, but some Shar Peis are dog-aggressive. However, they usually do well with children. They can often be stubborn. They are remarkably easy to housetrain and some of them start asking to go outside as early as eight weeks old. Shar Peis bond quickly with their new family and they thrive on attention and interaction. They need daily exercise but care should be taken that they don't spend too much time in the sun, as they can overheat. They do snore and snort, and get slobbery after they eat. But this rarely matters to Shar Pei parents, as the dogs are so affectionate and devoted, the slobber becomes a small price to pay.
Chinese Shar-Pei Training
The Chinese Shar-Pei is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Chinese Shar-Pei Shedding
The Chinese Shar-Pei sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Chinese Shar-Pei Grooming
The short coat of the Chinese Shar-Pei only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.