Shar-pei Mix

The Shar-pei is an older breed dating back to 206 BC. The mixes of Shar-peis vary based on the dog they have been crossed with. It is important to research the history of both dogs to know their temperament and common health concerns. They have a black and blue tongue, which ancient cultures believed would ward off evil spirits.

The Shar-pei mix breed is a large dog with wrinkled skin. Based on the breed they are mixed with, they can have a wide body or a flat head. They are usually quite thick and their skin is wrinkly to touch. They have almond-shaped eyes which are a distinguishing feature. The Shar-pei is normally larger in stature, standing around 20 inches tall and weighing in at 55 pounds. Personality: The Shar-pei mix is an incredibly loyal dog to their handler. They love to be playful and active, but are brave and dominate by nature. They do bond well with their family, but can be aggressive around strangers. As long as they are introduced to children at a young age, they will make for great companions. They are usually easy going by nature and loving and devoted to everyone in the family. Due to their large size, they are not great in apartments. It is best to have them in a home where they have a yard to run around in. The Shar-pei mix needs a confident master to listen to. If you do not have a calm, firm nature, they will rule the house. They can become extremely stubborn and bold if they feel they are superior to their owners. Socialization is important to help them get along with other dogs. When they are mixed with other breeds, they are usually referred to as “yuppie-puppies.”

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Breed Type
Mix
Origin
China
Function
Life Span
8-10 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
Shar-pei Mix

Shar-pei Mix Build Information

Size
Large
Length (Male)
13-20 in.
Length (Female)
18-20 in.
Weight
41 - 65 lbs
Litter Size
4 - 5 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop
No
Preferred Climate
Cold

The Shar-pei mix breed is a large dog with wrinkled skin. Based on the breed they are mixed with, they can have a wide body or a flat head. They are usually quite thick and their skin is wrinkly to touch. They have almond-shaped eyes which are a distinguishing feature. The Shar-pei is normally larger in stature, standing around 20 inches tall and weighing in at 55 pounds.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

The Shar-pei mix is an incredibly loyal dog to their handler. They love to be playful and active, but are brave and dominate by nature. They do bond well with their family, but can be aggressive around strangers. As long as they are introduced to children at a young age, they will make for great companions. They are usually easy going by nature and loving and devoted to everyone in the family. Due to their large size, they are not great in apartments.

It is best to have them in a home where they have a yard to run around in.

The Shar-pei mix needs a confident master to listen to. If you do not have a calm, firm nature, they will rule the house. They can become extremely stubborn and bold if they feel they are superior to their owners. Socialization is important to help them get along with other dogs. When they are mixed with other breeds, they are usually referred to as “yuppie-puppies.”

Appearance

Colors
Apricot Black Blue Chocolate Cream Fawn Light Brown Parti-color Red Sable
Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Low Maintenance
Coat Type
Dense

Grooming needs of Shar-pei mixes are minimal, but you need to clean and check their facial wrinkles regularly.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy
Hunting Companion
No
Jolly for Jogging
Yes
Sighting Capabilities
No
Ideal for Tracking
No
Retrieving Skills
No
Pointing Breed
No
Herding Skills
No
Dutiful Watchdog
Yes
Security Guard Capable
Yes
Police Performer
No
Wet Water rescues
No
Assist Disable Owners
No
Dog Sledding
No
Able to Perform Dog Carting
No
Agile/Zippy
No
Fun with Lure Coursing
No
Obedient
Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work
No
Trainable for Tricks
No
  • Due to their wrinkles, they are sensitive to warm weather
  • You must provide them with shade in the summer, or consider keeping them indoors where they can stay cool
  • As long as they are given enough exercise, they will be peaceful inside the home
  • The Shar-pei mix is a great breed for a loyal, loving, family dog
  •  They are sweet and loving and very playful
  • Their average lifespan is around 10 years

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Common Health Conditions in Shar-pei Mixs

This is a breed that is prone to several health conditions. They often end up with kidney failure and have fever and swollen hocks syndrome. Despite the misconception, they are not prone to skin problems related to their wrinkles. A Shar-pei mix with skin issues will have them due to a hereditary condition from the breed they have been crossed with. They are prone to mast cell tumors, which can make them weak. It is important to look at the health conditions of the other breed to know what you might end up facing with your loving companion.

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