A most extraordinary-even peculiar-pure-bred dog, the Chinese Shar Pei possesses distinctive characteristics that make him completely unlike any other dog. Among these features are his loose skin and deep wrinkles, his bluish-black tongue, his scowling expression, his 'hippopotamus muzzle' and his 'clam shell' ears.
In the last century, the Shar Pei survived near-extinction but today faces the future with renewed confidence, good health and an uplifted spirit. Described as independent, calm, affectionate and protective, the Shar Pei makes an excellent choice for a family dog, though he needs a sensible, caring owner to tend to his many needs.
This book provides an excellent introduction to the history of this ancient Chinese breed, as well as a reliable account of the breed's personality and characteristics, and a discussion of the breed standard. The new owner will welcome advice about the Shar Pei's many possible hereditary conditions that affect the skin and eyes, as well as guidelines for selecting a well-bred puppy and the steps to rear and train the dog. The author includes excellent instructions about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pup's arrival and preventing common puppy problems.
In addition to an extremely authoritative text, this book presents over 170 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hints and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with this unique breed. the Chinese Shar Pei.
Whether it's skin care, allergies, training difficulties or nutrition, this book is the way to prevention and remedy, providing the new Shar Pei owner with the necessary guidance he needs to nurture his dog from puppyhood through the senior years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of a Shar Pei.
History of the Shar Pei
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Author : Juliette Cunliffe
Hardcover - 155 pages