Why is it important to train a Shar Pei?
By better understanding your dog’s body language, it will aid you in positively training and educating your animal, at the same time allowing for the growth of a stronger bond between dog and guardian. In general, Shar Peis are serene and balanced dogs, more independent than most breeds.
When to take your Shar Pei to the vet?
Before talking about any treatment of Shar Pei fever, we want to again stress the importance of taking your dog to the vet as soon as you detect these symptoms. This professional will be able to give an accurate diagnosis, rule out other possible causes and provide the most appropriate course of treatment.
Are there any problems with a Shar Pei dog?
Shar Pei Wrinkles Their loose and wrinkly skin may be one of their biggest selling points, but it can also cause a multitude of problems. They often suffer from a condition called demodectic mange which is caused by mites. All dogs have mites living in their skin and it is normally harmless.
Are there any Shar Peis left in the world?
Then in the early 1950s they began to round up and exterminate pet dogs as well as strays! In the late 1970’s the Shar Pei was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘world’s rarest dog’. It was estimated that very few of these dogs were still alive in China and there were only around 30 living in the USA and Canada.
Is there a guide to owning a Shar Pei?
Welcome to our guide to the Shar-Pei. The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Shar-Pei breed of dog. You can also help too!
How often does a Shar Pei dog Woof?
He loves his humans, and always knows where they are, within the home, but is not a high energy dog, and never barks. He might woof once in a great while, but he is not a barker. His vet who specializes in Shar-Pei, says that they sleep 20 hours a day.
What’s the history of the Shar Pei dog?
Shar Pei breeding goes as far as the pre-Christ era, even if back then, the breed was very different. From a fighting dog to a family and kid’s best friend, the breed went through a wonderful evolution.
Why does Shar Pei have a hard time hearing?
If not treated (surgery) they can go blind. Second: Shar-Pei have extremely little ears, and ear canals. Because of this, they are very prone to ear infections, which can cause the ear canal to close, leaving them very hard of hearing. Ear infections are a constant concern. Thor does not swim, nor do we wash his head when bathing him.