Dog Breeds December 31, 2013
7 Facts to Know Before You Add a Shar-Pei to the Family
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The Shar-Pei is a large breed dog that originally descends from China. Once nearly extinct, this dog has enjoyed a comeback since the early 20th century and is now a favorite for families who want a quiet, reserved dog that is also a good guardian. However, before you consider adding a Shar-Pei to your family, there are seven facts you should know about this beautiful and wrinkly dog.
1. They are Not Overly Affectionate
Families who are looking for a demonstrative dog that gives lots of kisses shouldn’t consider a Shar-Pei. While these dogs are loyal and devoted to their families, they are quiet, independent, and often aloof.