Height and Weight
Both the male and female members of the Chinese Shar Pei breed normally stand a height of 18 to 20 in at the withers. They also commonly have a weight of 40 to 55 lbs.
Shar Peis, in general, are very calm, loyal, and affectionate pets. They are delightful and easy-going companions. They relate well with their family owners, and tend to be quite friendly even with strangers. Early socialization makes them sociable with children and other animals. Shar Peis are undemanding pets that do well even without constant attention. They are active, playful, and independent, though may not like water.
Shar Peis are generally easy to groom. They need regular brushing, though their coat does not require trimming. Their “bush” coat sheds minimally all throughout the year, but their “horse” coat shed only during the molting periods. Harsh-coated Shar Peis, nonetheless, tend to shed very heavily. Bathing the breed at least once a week, and brushing their coat every day is necessary to get rid of their dead hair. Cleaning their wrinkled face and other skin folds also needs to be done on a regular basis.
Members of the Chinese Shar Pei breed generally have an average lifespan of 8 to 12 years. Like any other dog, thebreed is also known to plague with a few health conditions. These include eye problems, skin disorders, kidney trouble, and chronic heart diseases.