Shar-Pei’s are wonderful dogs and like all breeds they have certain quirks that are specific to the breed that all Shar-Pei owners should know about. If you are a new owner of a Shar-Pei puppy or are planning on adopting one in the future it is a good idea to read up on the breed so you can get an idea about how to take care of and train the dog.
The Shar-Pei breed is about 2,000 years old and originates in China. The breed used to be very rare, so rare that in 1978 the Guiness Book of World Records ranked it the world’s rarest breed. However the popularity of the breed has made them much less rare since then. However since they are still rare dogs, and they are an old breed from Asia they are different from a lot of other breeds of dog and therefore they have many more quirks and the training and raising process for Shar-Pei’s is different than from other dog breeds. Especially when it comes to health and grooming. You should be very familiar with the specific health issues that Shar-Pei dogs have and how to take care of them and how to groom them.
The book also has lots of great information about everything you will ever need to know about the entire lifespan of raising your Shar-Pei. From choosing the right breeder to puppy proofing your home before you ever bring your new dog home to how to to potty train and basic obedience training as well as everything else you will ever need to know about the Shar-Pei breed.