The Shar-Pei is a beloved dog breed known for its loyal, independent, calm temperament and short, bristly coat. Classified as a non-sporting breed, the Shar-Pei is a medium/large dog with an average weight of 40-60 pounds and a height of 18-20 inches.
This breed typically has a 9-11 year life span and requires low to moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Shar-Pei has moderate grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Shar-Pei’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Shar-Pei Breed Information
Breed Group: non-sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 40-60
Average Height (in): 18-20
Life Expectancy (years): 9-11
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: short, bristly
Coat Colors: cream, fawn, red, black, blue, chocolate
Shar-Pei Temperament and Personality
Temperament: loyal, independent, calm
Trainability: requires early socialization and positive training
Exercise Needs: low to moderate
Grooming Needs: moderate
Common Health Issues: entropion, skin allergies, hip dysplasia
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.