All puppies are reared in our home and socialised with family members, children and our other dogs.
they are registered with The Kennel Club and come with 5 weeks free insurance.
They are wormed at 2 week intervals from 2 weeks old and are vet checked when they have their first vaccination.
Eye tacking will be done if necessary.
they will be micro chipped and registered with smart trace.
They come with a puppy pack which contains a wealth of information for new owners
(Primary glaucoma is a painful and blinding disease associated with high pressure inside the eye. It is an inherited condition and is subdivided into two types: primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary closed angle glaucoma. In POAG/PLL, glaucoma results from reduced drainage of fluid from the eye. This causes a build-up of pressure which, in turn, leads to pain and blindness. The eyes become enlarged and the lens of the eye becomes wobbly or even falls completely out of its normal position.)
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All Shar-Pei puppies need early socialisation with children, strangers, and other animals.
The Shar Pei is often suspicious of strangers, which pertains to their origin as a guard dog. It is a very independent and reserved breed. Nevertheless, the Shar Pei is extremely devoted, loyal and affectionate to its family and is amenable to accepting strangers given time and proper introduction at a young age. If poorly socialised or trained, it can become especially territorial and aggressive. Even friendly and well-socialised individuals will retain the breed's watch dog proclivities (like barking at strangers). It is a largely silent breed, barking only when it is playing or worried. The Shar-Pei were originally bred as palace guards in China. Although Shar-Pei are sometimes stubborn, they are receptive to fair, compassionate training. With repetition and a clear reward system, training is not very difficult, however they do not respond well to negative and cruel treatment. Overall, the Shar Pei can be a dog that is loyal and loving to its family while being very protective. Shar-Pei do not like to be alone, preferring to be close to their humans, often lying nearby in the same room.
The Shar Pei
The Shar Pei has been identified as a basal breed that predates the emergence of the modern breeds in the 19th Century.
The Shar Pei breed comes from the Guangdong province of China. The original Shar-Pei from China looked very different from the breed now popular in the West. People in southern China, Hong Kong, and Macau differentiate the Western type and the original type by calling them respectively 'meat-mouth' and 'bone-mouth' Shar-Pei.
The Shar Pei's loose skin and extremely prickly coat were originally developed to help the dogs fend off wild boar, as they were used to hunt. Later, the breed was used for dog fighting; these enhanced traits made the Shar Pei difficult for its opponent to grab and hold on to, and so that if it did manage to hold on, the Shar Pei would still have room to maneuver and bite back; when grabbed by any loose wrinkle, a Shar Pei can actually twist in their skin and face in their opponent's direction. In fighting, they would twist in their skin to bite the assailant back.
During the Communist Revolution the Shar Pei population dwindled dramatically and was nearly lost forever following the introduction of extortionate taxes on all dogs in Mainland China, in 1947 the tax was further increased and all breeding was banned. By 1950 few specimens remained and these were only to be found on offshore Islands such as Macao and Hong Kong. The dogs were rescued by a Hong Kong businessman named Matgo Law, who in 1973 appealed to Americans through a dog magazine to save the breed and help avoiding the breeds extinction. Around 200 Shar Peis were smuggled into America. The current American Shar Pei population stems mainly from these original 200. From this small start came a great revival in this unique breed. In 1978 the Shar-Pei appeared in the Guinness Book of Records as the worlds rarest dog breed, but following successful breeding in the USA the first dog arrived in the UK in 1981. It was another year before the first bitches arrived, one of which came direct from Matgo Law in Hong Kong. Within four years some 350 animals were registered with The Kennel Club and the figure has increased steadily each year since. From the UK Shar-Pei have been exported to Countries such as Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Cyprus and Russia. Many of the animals imported into this country in recent years are USA Show Champions and have been very influential in the development of the breed here. As a result The Kennel Club granted the Shar-Pei Challenge Certificate status in 1999 and we have subsequently seen a number of UK champions made up.
DNA analysis has concluded that the Shar Pei is one of the most ancient dog breeds