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14 Wrinkly Facts About the Shar-Pei

This good-looking breed is certainly quite interesting and has a fascinating history to read about. πŸ€—πŸ˜So let`s see!πŸ‘Œ

#1 The Shar-Pei (or Chinese Shar-Pei) is an ancient breed of dog that traces its ancestry back 2,000 years to the southern provinces of China, where it was used as hunters, herders, and protectors.😏

#2 Genetic research shows that the Shar-Pei is the one of the most ancient breeds that exists and is one of the very first breeds to split from dogs’ wolf ancestors. 🐢

#3 Its closest relatives are the Shiba Inu, Akita, and Chow Chow.😍

#4 Because of its fighting ability and prickly coat, the Shar-Pei is also known as the β€œsharkskin dog,” the “oriental fighting dog,” the “Chinese bulldog,” or the “oriental gladiator.β€πŸ˜­

#5 A Shar-Pei named Mui Chu was the second Shar-Pei to be imported into the United States and the first to be shown in the United States, during the 1973 Golden Gate Kennel Club show.πŸ€”

#6 A Shar-Pei named Sweet Pea is one of the main ancestors of every Shar-Pei that exists today. He was a primary breeder that helped the Shar-Pei recover from the brink of extinction.πŸ‘πŸ€—

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