This medium size dog has a very remarkable gait. His silhouette is compact and rather short, and the Shar-Peï seems to carry a skin three times larger than his body.
This superb dog has a unique coat and silhouette, making him look like a mini wrinkled hippopotamus.
Between 44 and 51 cm (17.32 to 20.08 inches) for the male
Between 44 and 51 cm (17.32 to 20.08 inches) for the female
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the male
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the female
His coat is generally uniform; black, cream, tan, beige or brown.
His coat is divided into two types, the "horse coat", which is short and prickly or the "brush coat", which is longer, shaggy and thorny.
His eyes are sunken. His small ears are carried high, and seem tiny compared to his head.
His nose is dark, and often surrounded by a mask. His tail is not very hairy, but short, well curved and set very high.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #309