The Chinese Shar-Pei is a medium-sized dog with a square profile, oversized head, petite, triangle-shaped ears, and small, sunken eyes. Their flat, wrinkled muzzle has been compared to that of a hippopotamus.
Group: Asian and Oceanian
Lifespan: 8–12 yr
Height: 18–20 in
Weight: 40–68 lb
It doesn't take much grooming to keep Chinese Shar-Peis looking good. But the folds in their skin can harbor infection and need to be wiped out with a damp cloth regularly. In addition, the breed requires occasional baths and routine nail trims. The Chinese Shar-Pei's short ears are prone to infection. But frequent ear cleaning can help prevent problems. Skip the cotton swabs and hydrogen peroxide and use an ear-cleaning solution to flush debris from the ear canal. Chinese Shar-Peis, like all dogs, also require regular dental care. It's best to start an at-home dental hygiene routine (that includes regular teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings) when your dog is young.
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You should feed your Chinese Shar-Pei a high-quality dog food that is appropriate for their life stage (e.g., puppy, adult, senior). To prevent obesity, monitor how much your dog eats, and reduce portions and treats if necessary. As a general rule, treats should make up no more than 10% of a dog's calories.
Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.