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Chinese Shar-Peis

Also referred to as Chinese Fighting Dogs

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Chinese Shar Peis

All About the Chinese Shar-Peis

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Average Height & Weight

The Chinese Shar-Peis is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 18 to 20 inches.

Weight: 45 to 60 pounds.

Females – Height: 18 to 20 inches.

Weight: 45 to 60 pounds.

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Chinese Shar Peis


Typical Coloring

Chinese Shar-Peis are commonly sable, black, apricot, blue, brown, cream, fawn, red and white. They sometimes have white, brindle or sable markings.





Confident, serious and independent dogs, Chinese Shar-Peis’ self-assurance is evident with their every action. These one-time working farm dogs can be stubborn and are often aloof toward people they do not know.




Activity Level

Chinese Shar-Peis have a moderate amount of energy and require moderate daily exercise!

They enjoy long walks and games that provide as much mental stimulation as physical.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

8 to 10 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Chinese Shar-Peis include canine hip dysplasia and entropion. Patellar luxation, elbow dysplasia and demodectic mange are less common but still occur within the breed, while ciliary dyskinesia and renal amoidosis are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Chinese Shar-Peis have a low tolerance for hot climates and a medium tolerance for cold climates.



Chinese Shar Peis


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Chinese Shar-Peis can be devoted and very protective pets, but they are not the right fit for every family. They require a commitment to discipline and socialization, and they can be aggressive and confrontational toward other dogs and household pets.




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