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Breed Standards for the Chinese Shar-Pei

 

 

General Appearance:

Compact and square, with a head slightly large for its body

 

 

Head:

Abundant dewlap and folds of loose skin around neck; Blue-black tongue and mouth; Small, sunken, almond-shaped eyes; Large head framed with profuse wrindkles; Small, high-set, triangular ears lying flat

 

 

Color:

Any solid color including sable

 

 

Size:

Weight:  45 – 60 lb;  Height:  18-20”

 

 

Coat:

Can be either brush (not to exceed 1 inch) or horse (very short) types.  It is extremely harsh, straight, and stand off the body.

 

 

Gait:

Free with good reach and drive

 

 

Temperament:

Self-assured, serious, independent, stubborn, and very much self-possessed


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