Good Exercises For Your Chinese Shar-peiExercising Your Chinese Shar-pei

The origins of the Chinese Shar-pei are unsure. It is an ancient breed that is thought to have originated in the Guangdong Province of China around 200 BC with its name meaning “sand skin”. There are statues and manuscripts from this period resemble this breed. It was thought to be bred as an all-purpose dog (tracking, herding, guarding, etc.) It is a moderate energy dog that tends to prefer the company of humans than other dogs. Although once near extinction, the Shar-Pei is now a popular companion dog, unfortunately with many in shelters, and on the streets.

Breed Type

Non-sporting

Physical Characteristics

  • short to medium-size, compact and square (45-50 lbs)
  • small ears
  • distinctive loose skin all over his head and body, creating hundreds of wrinkles
  • comes in 2 coats, short and long

Personality

  • alert and playful
  • moderate energy level
  • easy-going, calm
  • naturally territorial, especially to dogs and people they don’t know
  • intelligent and independent, can be a little headstrong
  • aggressive, if not trained properly
  • loving to good owners
  • protective and alert
  • tend to be family-oriented

Best Exercises

The Shar-pei does not need a lot of exercise but he or she needs very regular movement to burn energy and to enforce your role as the leader.

  • Walk – brisk moderate walk 20 to 40 minutes
  • Lively games (indoors or out) like Fetch
  • Games that involve mental challenges like Hide and Seek
  • Training sessions, especially good as the Shar-Pei can be headstrong without training

Suggested Exercise Plan

The Shar-Pei is a medium breed of dog that is moderately energetic. He does not need a lot of exercise, but it should be brisk or just long enough to burn off energy. A quick 30-minute walk every day is a good idea or lively games during the day. Short, but energetic games 2 or 3 times during the day are ideal, especially when the weather is warm.

Things To Note

  • Shar-Peis, for the longest time, have been bred for dog fights making them more likely to be more energetic or a little more aggressive without a well-rounded home life.
  • Sensitive to hot weather. Do not exercise outside in very warm weather, the wrinkles on his head hold in heat.
  • The breed is actually NOT prone to skin problems.

Good Exercises For Your Chinese Shar-peiExercising Your Chinese Shar-pei

The origins of the Chinese Shar-pei are unsure. It is an ancient breed that is thought to have originated in the Guangdong Province of China around 200 BC with its name meaning “sand skin”. There are statues and manuscripts from this period resemble this breed. It was thought to be bred as an all-purpose dog (tracking, herding, guarding, etc.) It is a moderate energy dog that tends to prefer the company of humans than other dogs. Although once near extinction, the Shar-Pei is now a popular companion dog, unfortunately with many in shelters, and on the streets.

Breed Type

Non-sporting

Physical Characteristics

  • short to medium-size, compact and square (45-50 lbs)
  • small ears
  • distinctive loose skin all over his head and body, creating hundreds of wrinkles
  • comes in 2 coats, short and long

Personality

  • alert and playful
  • moderate energy level
  • easy-going, calm
  • naturally territorial, especially to dogs and people they don’t know
  • intelligent and independent, can be a little headstrong
  • aggressive, if not trained properly
  • loving to good owners
  • protective and alert
  • tend to be family-oriented

Best Exercises

The Shar-pei does not need a lot of exercise but he or she needs very regular movement to burn energy and to enforce your role as the leader.

  • Walk – brisk moderate walk 20 to 40 minutes
  • Lively games (indoors or out) like Fetch
  • Games that involve mental challenges like Hide and Seek
  • Training sessions, especially good as the Shar-Pei can be headstrong without training

Suggested Exercise Plan

The Shar-Pei is a medium breed of dog that is moderately energetic. He does not need a lot of exercise, but it should be brisk or just long enough to burn off energy. A quick 30-minute walk every day is a good idea or lively games during the day. Short, but energetic games 2 or 3 times during the day are ideal, especially when the weather is warm.

Things To Note

  • Shar-Peis, for the longest time, have been bred for dog fights making them more likely to be more energetic or a little more aggressive without a well-rounded home life.
  • Sensitive to hot weather. Do not exercise outside in very warm weather, the wrinkles on his head hold in heat.
  • The breed is actually NOT prone to skin problems.