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Shar-Peis Make Good Pets

Shar-Peis are an unusual looking dog that is full of wrinkled skin. The love people and families with children. They make very good family dogs and family guard dogs. Many people pick them as a pet just because of their looks and this is not good. They are very affectionate but can get very stubborn at times.

If you want, an unusual looking dog with many wrinkles the Chinese Shar-Pei is the dog for you. Many people get this unusual looking dog for a pet because of his unusual look.

The Shar-Peis calm nature allows them to adapt very well to apartment living.  He is an independent and sometimes aloof dog.  He was bred to be a guardian and fighting dog and this makes him an excellent watchdog and guard dog.  He has to be taught not to be hostile toward people and other animals.

Shar-Peis are a strong willed dog so it is important that their training be started when they are young.  The Shar-Pei needs a kind owner who can be firm when it is necessary.  He will not respect an owner who does not make him behave properly.  They are easy to train if they do not get one of their stubborn streaks.

A Shar-Pei is easy to groom and he is a clean dog so he does not need many baths.  You must check the folds of his skin frequently to make sure he is not developing a skin problem. 

Shar-Peis at one time were very popular as pets but they are not anymore.  Being that a Shar-Pei was once a guard dog and pit fighter he can be aggressive toward other dogs and people so he must be socialized when he is very young to prevent this problem.  Shar-Peis have now become companions and family dogs.

The Shar-Pei is prone to overheating and he must be kept inside with fans or air conditioning during the hot weather. Because of his short nose, he will tend to snore and wheeze.

In order to get a healthy puppy you must never get your puppy from a pet store.  You must find a reputable breeder who tests his dogs to eliminate genetic diseases that might affect the puppies.

The Shar-Pei is an alert and independent dog and it is said he enjoys the companionship of people more than other dogs. He likes to be with his owner all of the time or he will be stressed.  He is usually calm and confident and will develop an understanding of his owner or family. The Shar-Pei is devoted but he is also independent and strong willed.

He is protective of his family and this makes him an excellent family guard dog.  Because he was once used as a pit-fighting dog, he can be aggressive to other dogs as this was bred into him.  You must watch him at all times around other dogs.

All dogs need early socialization and with the Shar-Pei, it is even more important.  He must be exposed to many different people, sights, sounds and experience.  Socialization

will help ensure that your Shar-Pei puppy grows up to be a well behaved dog and a great pet.

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