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Breed Standards for the Chinese Shar-Pei



General Appearance:

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




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




Any solid color including sable




Weight:  45 – 60 lb;  Height:  18-20”




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




Free with good reach and drive




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

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