The Shar-Pei must be solid-colored to show in the breed ring, but piebald (pinto) dogs are sometimes seen. Colors include fawn (from light beige to golden tan); cream, black, red, chocolate, sable (hairs of two colors, one dark, one light), apricot, a dilute shade of red, and silver, a dilute shade known as blue in other breeds. Darker shading is acceptable on light colors.
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Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Breed Information - American Kennel Club
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Shar-Pei look like no other dog. Their wrinkled skin is pronounced as puppies but fades gradually as they grow up. They have a rough, short coat that stands off of the body and is offending and bristly to the touch. They relied on their distinctive skin and coat to protect them during dog fights, so it's definitely not a coat that's made for cuddling. Although they don't exactly shed, they do go through a "molting" period once a year when their coat comes out in clumps. Like their relative the Chow Chow, Shar-Pei have yet another unique feature: blue-black tongues. Although these colors are uncommon, they do not increase a dog's value over other Chinese shar-pei dogs. People who promote “rare” shar-peis do so to make more money for themselves, when in fact such dogs have no more value than other shar-peis. To many breed aficionados, the rare colors so valued by these breeders and by the general public are actually of less value than their solid-colored stock, as they cannot be shown and are likely to reproduce their disqualifying markings. Ethical shar-pei breeders will sell such puppies with a spay/neuter agreement for no more than what they would charge for any other pet quality puppy.Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Chinese Shar-pei from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Chinese Shar-pei puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.The average litter size for the Miniature Shar-Pei breed is 4 to 6 puppies. Because these dogs have a tendency toward independence, it is a good idea to start your Miniature Shar-Pei puppy with training from a young age. Early socialization is also important if you want your puppy to get along with children and other pets.