Independent Shar-Pei make loyal pets, owners say

Full story: GreenvilleOnline.com

Peg Flores of Easley had only gotten pets from rescue shelters until she saw an ad for Chinese Shar-Pei puppies in the newspaper.
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smudge

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Nov 17, 2008
 
GREAT story!
It has been our experience that once you have a Shar-Pei, no other breed will do.
We are currently the pack members of our 4th generation of pups. They are so intelligent, they literally house-break themselves.
A most outstanding breed!
keytea

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Nov 18, 2008
 
my mother used to raise shar-peis they are truly amazing animals. they are the perfect pet and they realy do become a huge part of your family
RESCUE GROUPS

Spartanburg, SC

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Nov 18, 2008
 

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Why people would continue supporting breeders (mostly puppy mills around here, too) when there are so MANY adorable homeless, abandoned pups in need of a loving home?

My experience with purebreed Shar-peis is they have pretty bad body odor (due to the skin folds)... BUT, I have a friend with a mix - it's adorable and not stinky.
Shar Pei Stubborn

Spartanburg, SC

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Nov 18, 2008
 
While it is true the Shar-Pei is very easy to housebreak they are a dominant breed that are very difficult to train. They prefer to be ALPHA and do not listen to less dominant owners - do not listen to children.
They require daily walks and if you have other dogs this truly is vital - without this "pack walk" they can easily become aggressive with other dogs in their pack.

Before posting about a breed you should research..your personal experience could mislead someone & then we'll have another abandoned pet to deal with at the shelter.
smudge

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Nov 18, 2008
 
Shar Pei Stubborn wrote:
While it is true the Shar-Pei is very easy to housebreak they are a dominant breed that are very difficult to train. They prefer to be ALPHA and do not listen to less dominant owners - do not listen to children.
They require daily walks and if you have other dogs this truly is vital - without this "pack walk" they can easily become aggressive with other dogs in their pack.
Before posting about a breed you should research..your personal experience could mislead someone & then we'll have another abandoned pet to deal with at the shelter.
Politly stuff your condesending attitude!
We have ONLY purchased from quality conscious AKC Breeders, since the early 80's, neutering all by the age of six months. Of the six dogs we've had, none EVER had an aggressive episode with a human,(cats are another issue). I also disagree with your statement that they are difficult to train. They have a long attention span, with one who knows how to train.
You clearly over-generalize the breed. To keep harmony in the pack, neutering is much more important than "daily walks."
I believe my 25+ years' experience with the Shar-Pei qualifies my "research."
smudge

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RESCUE GROUPS wrote:
Why people would continue supporting breeders (mostly puppy mills around here, too) when there are so MANY adorable homeless, abandoned pups in need of a loving home
The fact that you put all breeders in the same catagory as puppy mills, disqualifies you as a canine authority.
RESCUE GROUPS wrote:
My experience with purebreed Shar-peis is they have pretty bad body odor (due to the skin folds)... BUT, I have a friend with a mix - it's adorable and not stinky.
The Shar-Pei MAY carry an odor, but it is NOT "due to the skin folds." Depending on breeding and/or type of food consumption, the breed may secrete a skin oil, which carries an odor. There are a few "wive's tales" about the skin folds, none of which are true.
Ethiopian wolf

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Nov 20, 2008
 
smudge wrote:
GREAT story!
It has been our experience that once you have a Shar-Pei, no other breed will do.
We are currently the pack members of our 4th generation of pups. They are so intelligent, they literally house-break themselves.
A most outstanding breed!
oh i love shar-peis! Everyone in my family hates them except for me. I like any dog but mainly the cute wrinkley ones. I use shar pei images alot in my dog stories, but my true dog is the English bulldog. I have one, and she is adorable.
Captin Kirk

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Nov 20, 2008
 
does anyone know of any breeders in New york
Ethiopian wolf

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Nov 22, 2008
 
Captin Kirk wrote:
does anyone know of any breeders in New york
uh no...I live in England, but if i did live in new york i would tell you instantly. shall i find some shar-pei breeders on the internet for u?
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Dec 1, 2008
 
i love shar peis i have had a neutered female now for 4 years,but im now thinking about starting to breed these beautiful creatures,but i dont know where to start.is there anybody that can help me?
rebecca

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Dec 1, 2008
 
i have a female shar pei now for 4years now she is neutered but im now thinking of breeding shr peis but dont know where to start can anybody give me info?
rebecca

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Dec 1, 2008
 
smudge wrote:
GREAT story!
It has been our experience that once you have a Shar-Pei, no other breed will do.
We are currently the pack members of our 4th generation of pups. They are so intelligent, they literally house-break themselves.
A most outstanding breed!
i think what your saying is so true they are a special breed,i have a neutered female for 4years now i think there a really loving breed and i thinkthey are miss understood. im thinking of starting to breed but i dont really know where to start can you give me any info?
omm

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Jun 3, 2012
 
My mix is the most confident and fearless dog that i've had. He has the shar pei temperament (as described in reading up on them). I love mine. I like his smarts, confidence, and how loyal he is with me. I believe that with proper training and socialization, they make great companions. However, based on what i read and have seen, this breed is dominant and needs an owner that understands them and guides them so they use their natural confidence productivetly.

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Jun 17, 2012
 
That's really nice.
dolly

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Feb 3, 2014
 
I own a shar pei , she is lovely , however everybody and evey thing is telling me to find her a new home because I have just had a baby and they saying shar peis should not be around children under ten can any of you shar pei owners give me some advice because my pei is also like my child ?
Dumbest thing ever

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Feb 3, 2014
 
dolly wrote:
I own a shar pei , she is lovely , however everybody and evey thing is telling me to find her a new home because I have just had a baby and they saying shar peis should not be around children under ten can any of you shar pei owners give me some advice because my pei is also like my child ?
If your dog is like your child, why would you even consider giving it away?
You need to supervise kids and dogs...any breed.
Dumping a dog because you have a baby is just a poor excuse for a lazy owner.
Robyn Nivens

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Apr 9, 2014
 
I had a Sharpei for 12 wonderful years! He was loyal to our family and like our first child. When we had our first child we made sure to bring something of the babies so he could get her scent before bring it home. Was great with it and stood guard by it's bassinet. Not worries at all and same with second child. Just recently purchased another one and she is just as gentle.
dolly wrote:
I own a shar pei , she is lovely , however everybody and evey thing is telling me to find her a new home because I have just had a baby and they saying shar peis should not be around children under ten can any of you shar pei owners give me some advice because my pei is also like my child ?
Beady bums dogs

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May 25, 2014
 
Beady reckons loyalty means rooting the dog

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