Shar Peis are distinctive looking dogs with adorable wrinkled skin that looks way too big for them! Personality wise, Shar Peis are always relaxed, considered and calm. They are medium-sized all rounders who can adjust to any life situation, and will be happy in an apartment or house.
Shar Peis are reserved towards strangers and will observe from a distance. Their love for their family makes them protective and they will alert you with a few deep barks when there is somebody at the door. This breed tends to be noise sensitive and early socialisation to a variety of noises is highly recommended, especially if they are going to live in an apartment.
Shar Peis love to beg for treats...and who can resist those fat roles and that adorable face? Their intelligence and devotion to their owners makes them easy to train. They can be willful at times and will figure out how to get the most treats out of each family member, playing each off against the other. This breed has emotional intelligence, and they will quickly work out what each individual family member likes - and then please each person accordingly!
Health wise they are not the easiest dogs to look after and they are prone to allergies and skin infections.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||9-11 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|