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What You Need To Know About Shar Pei Puppies

Jun 19, 2008
The Shar Pei breed originated in China around 200 B.C. and it easily recognized by their short ears and wrinkled face. Originally they were bred as farm dogs but then began to be used as fighting dogs. Although Shar Pei puppies require consistent training they are bright and willful. The Shar Pei is extremely loyal to their family while also being aloof with strangers.

It is important that you choose the right Shar Pei puppy if you are going to add one to your household. When choosing a Shar Pei the first thing you must do is consider whether or not the breed is right for your household. The Shar Pei is likely a good choice for you if you want a watchdog that is protective and loyal since they are standoffish with strangers. The Shar Pei is also a good option if you have children or cats in your household since the Shar Pei will do well with both if they are socialized at an early age. It is important that you always remember that the Shar Pei can be aggressive around other dogs.

You may want to consider another breed if you can't be firm and consistent when training Shar Pei puppies. A Shar Pei is stubborn and independent so they may not heed the commands of a person that is soft-spoken. The Shar Pei breed doesn't do well in weather extremes particularly heat, although they are fine if kept in an apartment or house.

If you are not willing to be firm and consistent when training a Shar Pei then you may want to consider another breed. The Shar Pei can be stubborn and independent which means they may not heed your commands if you are soft-spoken. The Shar Pei is also a dog that doesn't do well in weather extremes, especially heat, although they are fine for those who live in an apartment or a house.

It is best to ask the person whom you are getting your Shar Pei puppy from whether or not they screened for health problems that are specifically related to the Shar Pei breed. If not you may face expensive medical bills for your dog later and decrease the quality of life for your dog.

You should consider your Shar Pei breeder just as carefully as you consider the Shar Pei puppies. Ask the breeder if they are members of breed clubs, specialty clubs or obedience clubs. Be sure to check with the clubs after you have received the references from the breeder. If you don't check you will run the risk of getting stuck with a breeder that is running a puppy mill. Going with a reputable breeder means the person has carefully screened their dogs for all health problems before starting breeding.

You should be prepared for how your dog will turn out before you choose a Shar Pei puppy. The Shar Pei puppy will eventually grow to be about eighteen to twenty inches tall and have a weight ranging between forty and fifty-five pounds at the time they reach maturity. Typically Shar Pei's will live about ten years.

A Shar Pei will usually live about ten years. For a pure bred Shar Pei from a reputable breeder you will likely pay about three hundred to five hundred dollars. After carefully considering these things you will know whether or not a Shar Pei puppy is right for your household.
About the Author
Melissa Coleman is an avid lover of the Shar Pei and has a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Shar Pei . Among other topics there, you can also learn all about Shar Pei Puppies plus a whole lot more.
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