July 28, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Chinese Shar-Pei Dog & Puppy Breed Information
Chinese Shar-Pei average 19” and 50 pounds. His extremely harsh coat or “horse coat” is easy to care for but his wrinkles are not. Typical of Oriental breeds, the Shar-Pei is regal and aloof with strangers but devoted to his family and easily house-trained. Early training and socialization strongly recommended.

Chinese Shar-Pei Puppy & Breed Information

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The first imports were correctly called Chinese Fighting Dogs.  The name was later changed to Shar-Pei, meaning “sand skin” but it took several generations for the breed to “catch on” in the states.  Jean Fein, Loveland, OH, imported four of the first 7 to the U.S.  The Shar-Pei shares the unique blue-black tongue with the Chow-Chow.

Chinese Shar-Pei Coat, Color, Care: Loose skin and wrinkles are abundant in puppies but as he grows, wrinkles may be limited to head, neck and withers.  An occasional bath and nail clipping will suffice but frequent cleaning of ears and wrinkles is mandatory for health and huggability.

Chinese Shar-Pei Personality: Sometimes stubborn, definitely independent and strong-willed, the Shar-Pei should be trained early in life.  Establish good grooming habits and dominance training as a puppy.  It may be difficult to physically dominate an adult dog without proper training.  The Shar-pei is easily housebroken, not a barker, and gets along with submissive animals.

Exercise Requirements: Daily jogging or bicycling release pent up energy and will prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.

Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia and digestive tract problems can be modified by diet and may be hereditary.  Shar-Pei puppies should be from cleared parents.  Eye problems such as entropion, glaucoma, cherry eye, and SARDS as well as chronic ear problems like yeast growth, hyperplastic (Proliferative) otitis and stenosis, are not uncommon.  Shar-Pei may also suffer from respiratory problems due to heat stress.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is often caused by environmental factors, not excluding medication side effects.  A natural (partially home cooked) diet may correct such disorders.

More Chinese Shar-Pei photos, puppy pictures, and the Official Chinese Shar-Pei Breed Standard

Chinese Shar-Pei AKC Standard
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