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What does Hypoallergenic Mean?
Do Chinese Shar-Peis shed?
Chinese Shar-Peis shed minimally most of the time, but twice per year during spring and fall they do shed more hair than they normally do. So, overall, they’re considered average shedders.
Are Chinese Shar-Peis good apartment dogs?
Shar-Peis are considered very good urban dwellers for a number of reasons. Most Shar-Peis hate water and avoid it at all costs. In most cases this avoidance extends to mud and moist dirt as well. Shar-Peis are also known for being exceptionally clean dogs, who both regularly clean themselves and avoid getting dirty in the first place. Shar-Peis are known for being extremely quiet, and most of these dogs rarely bark. Although Shar-Peis will escape to chase potential prey or other reasons, most of these dogs greatly prefer to stay in their own territory and rarely wander far. Perhaps of greatest interest to many fancier is the ease with which this clean dog housebreaks. Most Chinese Shar-Peis housebreak very quickly, often months before most other breeds.
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To groom a Chinese Shar-Pei, start by brushing its entire coat with a rubber-bristled brush every day. As you’re brushing the fur, check your dog’s skin for signs of infection or irritation, since many Shar-Peis have allergies that can cause skin problems. Next, gently wipe the dog’s skin folds with a damp cloth, paying special attention to the deep folds around the face and muzzle. It’s also ideal to brush a Shar-Pei’s teeth two to three times a week to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
How to prevent allergies
Groom your Chinese Shar-Pei
The best brush to use for a Chinese Shar-Pei is a rubber curry brush or bristle brush, because these brushes are well suited to short coated breeds.
The Chinese Shar-pei is quiet and mannerly in the home, naturally clean and easy to housebreak. He makes an impressive companion if you’re the kind of owner who can admire his independent character while still enforcing household rules so that he respects you. This can be a challenge, as this breed is dominant and obstinate – definitely not the choice for a first-time dog owner.
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His name means “sand skin,” referring to his distinct, bristle-like coat. But that’s not the only thing unusual about the Chinese Shar-Pei. He’s a solid mass of loose wrinkles — folds of skin that make him look like he’s wearing a bulky, oversized suit. His tiny ears sit atop a large, powerful head with a short muzzle and purple tongue. The finishing touch is a thick, round tail that curls over his back.