Chinese Shar Pei: Saved from extinction
The Chinese Shar Pei is well loved by everyone that comes in contact with it, and because of a calm disposition and confident manner, these are characteristics for which the Shar Pei is best known for. In addition, it also appears very dignified though it is also very aloof and will not easily become friends with strangers, and in fact, can also be given to being very aggressive sometimes.
Shar Peis can often turn into clowns when in the company of other Shar Peis and without a doubt has a temperament that is very unique. While at the same time is also not a very easy animal to train, though it does need to be socialized and be made to understand that the master is the boss.
The Shar Pei needs to understand who is boss because after that he will learn how to behave and will in fact, make a devoted as well as dependable companion and also is believed to be a good playmate for children as well.
Most recognized for its wrinkled looks, the Chinese Shar Pei is a most sought after breed and this is quite a change because the breed was once considered as being a rare one when it was in danger of becoming extinct, no thanks to the efforts of Chinese Communists in trying to end this breed.
However, because some good breeders did not give up on this breed, it is now a very popular breed that has survived those hard times and is being carefully bred even in America.
The Chinese Shar Pei can be affected by various conditions and may thus require preventive care. However, at the same time it is also well loved for its possessive nature, and under ideal circumstances, the Shar Pei should be purchased from a breeder of good repute and from one who will care about more than just the appearance as well as conformation of the breed, and will also look to its temperament as well.