sharpei dog – sharpei

This sharpei, or chinese sharpei, is a breed of canine known for its distinctive highlights of deep wrinkles and a blue-black tongue. The breed comes from China. The name (沙皮, pinyin: shā pí; English name probably produced from British spelling of the Cantonese equivalent, sā pèih) equals “sand skin” and refers to the texture associated with its short, difficult coat. A young sharpei dog  has numerous wrinkles, but as they mature, these wrinkles loosen and disseminate as they “grow in skin”. Sharpei were named in 1978 among the world’s rarest dog breeds by TIME magazine as well as the Guinness World Records. It is one of the ancient dog breeds, but the American Kennel Club did not recognize the type until 1992.

Almost all sharpei puppies have to have early socialization having children, strangers, and also other animals. Some people may well experience a sensitivity for the harshness of the actual coat of possibly length. This is often a mild, short-lived rash that may develop on the skin that is in contact with the coat, most commonly around the forearms.

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