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Brown shar pei: everything you need to know

Grooming needs depend on the individual Shar-Pei. Weekly brushing can meet the needs of both the «horse-coated» (short-haired) breed and the «brush-coated» breed (slightly longer), but some Shar-Pei of either breed can be prone to skin problems. A Shar Pei with skin problems may need a weekly bath and daily brushing. All Shar-Pei need regular anti-wrinkle treatment. Wipe the wrinkles with a damp cloth and then dry well to prevent infection. Do not lubricate the skin. Shar-Pei’s have small, narrow, triangular ears that predispose them to chronic ear problems because there is not enough air circulating in the narrow ear canals. While cleaning a Shar-Pei’s ears is not as easy as it is for most breeds, regular cleaning should be done to prevent recurring yeast or bacterial infections. Bathe your Shar-Pei as often as you like or only when it gets dirty. With the mild dog shampoos available now, you can bathe your Shar-Pei weekly if you want without damaging his coat. The rest is basic care. Trim your nails as needed, usually every few weeks. Brush your teeth for good health and fresh breath.

Chinese Shar-Pei Standard Coat Color Description and Pictures

Shar-Pei colors that are marked as standard are those that are allowed to participate in dog shows because they conform to the exact description of the breed .

So far there are 18 normal coat colors known to exist. They are as follows:

History and original purpose

The species is believed to have originated around the small village of Tai Lin in Kwangtung Province, China.

The first references to them can be found in the form of tomb statues and clay figures.

What Makes a Bear Coat Shar Pei Special?

The Shar Pei breed originated in China. He was bred to be a fighting dog and even shares ancestry with the Chow Chow. Shar Peis are purebred dogs with no known crossbreeding.

The traditional Shar Pei is already a special dog, but when you add the plush fur to the mix from Bear Coat, you have a dog that is sure to turn heads.


UKC accepts any color acceptable for Chinese Shar-Pei. Solid color may include darker shading or hairs of the same base color throughout the coat. They do not accept parti-colored (puppies with 50% or more white fur), brindle, spotted, or any combination of colors.

FCI accepts all solid Chinese Shar-Pei coat colors except white.