The King Shepherd is a relatively new breed that was created by crossing German Shepherds with other large herding breeds. They have many of the same qualities as the German Shepherd, such as intelligence, trainability and loyalty. The King Shepherd is generally larger in size than its relative the German Shepherd, with a thick double coat that can range from black to brown or white. They have an elegant appearance, with a noble head, strong jaw and erect ears. They are very alert and protective of their owners, making them an excellent choice for guard dogs.
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Feeding Your Chinese Shar-Pei
Some Chinese Shar-Pei are prone to skin problems, including atopic skin conditions such as food allergies. Bacterial ear infections, ear yeast overgrowth, hypothyroidism and gastrointestinal problems such as inflammatory bowel disease and bloating are also seen in the breed. All of these issues can affect your Shar-Pei’s diet to some extent.
If your Shar-Pei has allergies, it’s a good idea to work with your vet to identify the trigger. Keep in mind that there are different types of allergies: inhalant, contact, flea/insect bite, and food. Many dog lovers automatically think of food allergies when you mention allergies, but flea and inhalant allergies actually account for far more allergic reactions in dogs than food allergies. So if your Shar-Pei seems to be having an allergic reaction, with itching, scratching, redness, etc., it may not be because of the food he is eating. On the other hand, it could be related to food.
Why Quality Food Matters to Your Shar-Pei
Because they are more sluggish than other dogs, a Shar-pei’s diet becomes especially important. A good amount of protein with less crude fat can help fight obesity.
However, the higher crude fat will serve to help them keep the weight off if they get sick, or have conditions that prevent them from eating enough, or regularly.
Purring is the most obvious way cats show affection. It’s usually a sign of contentment and happiness, but it can also be a way to ask for attention or comfort. If your cat purrs while being petted, it means that he is really enjoying the moment and he feels safe and secure with you. If your cat starts purring when he sees you, it means he’s happy to see you and he sees you as a comfort. Either way, it’s always fun to be up against a loud, gutsy purr!