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Question by  Allison16 (24)

What is the history of the Sharpei breed?

They were popular a few years ago, but I don't see them around much anymore.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Sharpeis are from China, where they were nearly wiped out under Mao, who ordered all dogs killed. Four were smuggled out. All Sharpeis today can be traced to those four.


Answer by  aragorn (13)

The Shar-pei is a Chinese breed used for fighting. They became briefly fashionable but they are not an easy breed to keep because they are prone to skin and eye problems. They also have a very strong instinct to fight other dogs.

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