What defines a “Mini” or Miniature Shar-Pei?
A mini Shar Pei is 17 inches and under at the withers and weighs 25-40 pounds. This is smaller than the AKC breed standards of 18 to 20 inches at the withers and a weight of 45 to 60 pounds.
The name “Shar-Pei” translates to “sand-skin.” There are three different coat types:
Horse Coat– Very short, somewhat rough, looks velvety. Horse coats are generally very wrinkly as pups, but have a leaner, more elegant build and are less wrinkled as adults. In general, horse coats are more active and outgoing than the other two coat types.
Brush Coat– No longer than one inch in length (most common). Tend to be a little more laid back than horse coats.
Bear Coat– Long and more rare (not recognized for show in conformation by the AKC). Bears that we have produced in the past have had temperaments much like our brush coats.
*These are very general guidelines only, individual temperaments vary.
The Miniature Shar-Pei should be alert, confident, playful, adaptable, affectionate, easily trained and inherently clean and quiet. The Mini Shar-Pei is very loyal to his handler. Intelligent playful, active, dominant, and brave. They bond with their family, but are not unfriendly toward strangers. If the dog meets cats and children while it is still young, it usually will not have a problem with them. The Miniature Shar-Pei has a frowning expression, but is surprisingly easy-going, calm, independent, and devoted. They make a delightful companion and good watchdogs. Shar-Pei need a firm, but gentle, extremely consistent authority figure
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