The average person thinks of a shar-pei as a cute 'birthday card' puppy. The reality is that that puppy rapidly grows out of most of those wrinkles and into a medium sized, powerfully built dog. By nature they are aloof, stubborn and highly intelligent, so careful socialization and training are essential from a young age.

Shar-Pei have many qualities that make them excellent family dogs. They are fastidiously clean, not generally destructive and love to be involved in household activities. As long as they are with their people, they are usually content to fit in with whatever is happening.

Before you buy a puppy, we recommend that you do as much research as possible. There are several good books in print and many excellent websites (see our links page for just a few). Talk to those who know and love the breed to help you decide if this is the right breed for you. And finally, we recommend you visit at leat three different breeders before you finally purchase your puppy.

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