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|Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by octus2008(m): 7:31pm On Oct 23, 2014|
The Shar Pei breed comes from the Guangdong province of China. The original Shar-Pei from China looked very different from the breed now popular in the West. People in southern China, Hong Kong, and Macau differentiate the Western type and the original type by calling them respectively 'meat-mouth' and 'bone-mouth' Shar-Pei.
The ancestry of the Shar-Pei is uncertain. It may be a descendant of the Chow Chow; however, the only clear link between these is the blue-black tongue. However, pictures on pottery suggest the breed was present even in the Han Dynasty (206 BC). A statue on display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts dating from the second century A.D. depicts a dog that strongly resembles a modern Shar Pei. For many years, the Shar-Pei was kept as a general-purpose farm dog in the Chinese countryside, used for hunting, protecting and herding stock and guarding the home and family. During that time, the Shar-Pei was bred for intelligence, strength and scowling face.
Matgo Law judging a Shar-Pei specialty show in Slovenia (2008)
DNA analysis conducted in the 2000s suggests that the Shar-Pei is one of a few oldest dog breeds, believed to have split from common ancestors earlier than other breeds. In 2004, the foundational analysis of purebred dog genetics was published in Science. The resulting tree was profoundly asymmetrical. After wolves, just four groups sat its base: Asia’s shar-pei, along with shiba inu, akita and chow chow; central Africa’s basenji; malamutes from the Arctic, along with Siberian huskies and samoyeds; and from the Middle East, Afghan hounds and salukis.
The Shar Pei's loose skin and extremely prickly coat were originally developed to help the dogs fend off wild boar, as they were used to hunt. Later, the breed was used for dog fighting; these enhanced traits made the Shar Pei difficult for its opponent to grab and hold on to, and so that if it did manage to hold on, the Shar Pei would still have room to maneuver and bite back; when grabbed by any loose wrinkle, a Shar Pei can actually twist in their skin and face in one's direction. In fighting, they would twist in their skin to bite the assailant back.
Two Shar Pei
During the Communist Revolution, when the Shar Pei population dwindled dramatically, dogs were rescued by a Hong Kong businessman named Matgo Law, who in 1973 appealed to Americans through a dog magazine to save the breed. Around 200 Shar Peis were smuggled into America. The current American Shar Pei population stems mainly from these original 200.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by deltateam: 8:38pm On Oct 23, 2014|
This must be a cross between a chinese man and a boerboel.
The dogs be like, you see our lives..
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by havilla(f): 8:53pm On Oct 23, 2014|
They look pathetic.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by Drajah(m): 11:32pm On Oct 23, 2014|
Funny looking dog
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by dasparrow: 11:47am On Oct 24, 2014|
The Shar Pei comes in various colors too.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by DidiLove1: 11:50am On Oct 24, 2014|
These dogs are so cute.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by dasparrow: 11:52am On Oct 24, 2014|
It takes a little while to get used to the Shar Pei's looks but I think they're cute.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by Godmother(f): 12:03pm On Oct 24, 2014|
There's nothing cute about these dogs. The really do look pathetic.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by DidiLove1: 6:54pm On Oct 24, 2014|
That rich coat of fur, those firm paws, the sturdy build. You just look at their faces and call them pathetic. Look again ma and appreciate nature. Very cute looking dogs I repeat.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by Godmother(f): 7:26pm On Oct 24, 2014|
I have looked, and looked and looked again. And I repeat I find nothing cute about those dogs. What nature! If anything nature was unfair to them joor. See them looking so sad sef, almost like they are bemoaning their fates.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by MARKone(m): 10:50am On Oct 25, 2014|
What kind of s.tupid looking dog is this. It looks like mole rats.
|Re: Shar Pei Chinese Dogs With Pics Brief Intro by younghartz(m): 10:26pm On May 05, 2015|
[/b]Okay let me get this straight! If I eventually buy this dog which I know I won't, and it happens I had a night mare just to wake up to see dis dog....I swear I'd run outta d house...[b]
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