Chinese Shar-Pei Dog
Category: Non Sporting Dogs
Facts about Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs, "Scientific name for Chinese Shar-Pei Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". When it comes to the history of the Chinese Shar-Pei Dog, it is actually quite uncertain. Some enthusiasts of the breed believe that it has existed as far as 206 B.C. and they even believe that it could be a descendant of the Chow Chow itself due to the Chinese Shar-Pei Dog’s purple tongue. A Shar-Pei’s name comes from a derivative that means sandy coat. Long ago when the Chinese Shar-Pei Dog breed was used as a working dog it was bred to hunt, track, herd, protect and guard its family on a daily basis. What many people don’t know of the Chinese Shar-Pei Dog breed is that it is used in dog fighting events, where its sandy coat came in handy to protecting it bites and scratches from its opponents.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Chinese Shar-Pei Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When Chinese Shar-Pei puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Chinese Shar-Pei Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
Many Chinese Shar-Pei Dog owners will tell what drove them to the breed so fast, is the way the breed is so loyal to its handler. The Chinese Shar-Pei Dog breed is also extremely playful, brave and is known to be standoffish to strangers. It is best to keep the Chinese Shar-Pei Dog to itself in a household as when it comes to meeting other pets, Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs can show aggression. It is recommended to introduce it to different animals while it is a puppy in order to socialize it highly. The Chinese Shar-Pei Dog makes for a great watchdog as loyal as the owner is very consistent with its training and is just as stubborn as the breed is.
Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Chinese Shar-Pei Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The average height of the Chinese Shar-Pei Dog at the shoulders is 18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 cm) and the average weight is 40 to 55 pounds (18 to 24.9 kg).
Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Chinese Shar-Pei Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs eye protected and moist. Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The number one heath problems amongst Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Chinese Shar-Pei Dog have a few health problems that this breed is prone to such as kidney failure, swollen hocks syndrome, numerous skin problems and mass cell tumors. Though the Chinese Shar-Pei Dog is recommended to find a breeder that breeds a healthy stock of these animals, it is hard as health issue do run in the breed lines. Overall, the Chinese Shar-Pei Dog is a wonderful breed that as long as it has a strong handle, it will make for an extremely loyal pet.
If purchasing a Chinese Shar-Pei Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
There is also a lowered, spotted and a "parti-colored" meaning (showing different colors or tints) also having a predominant color seperated by patches of one or more other colors. The Chinese Shar-Pei Dog coat, which will be a disqualifying to a fault in dog show according to (AKC) American Kennel Club standard. The Chinese Shar-Pei Dog belongs to the Non-Sporting Group and in 1992 it was recognized by (AKC) American Kennel Club the 134th breed.
Average body temperature for a Chinese Shar-Pei Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Chinese Shar-Pei Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Chinese Shar-Pei Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Chinese Shar-Pei Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Chinese Shar-Pei Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Chinese Shar-Pei Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.