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Do Shar Pei Dogs Shed? Everything you need to know

Shar-Pei dogs are not classified as hypoallergenic because they shed; albeit minimally.

In fact, no dog can be classified as real and 100% hypoallergenic. This is because all dogs shed to some extent and all will shed a certain amount of ‘dander’ which is actually the cause of allergies.

Minimize How Much Your Shar Pei Sheds

Keeping your house hair free is relatively easy with a Shar Pei, because they are so easy to brush and brushing is really your best defense. If all you do is brush your Shar-Pei regularly, shedding shouldn’t be much of a problem.

All you really need to do is brush once a week to keep his coat in good shape. But if you are in a situation where you notice that the shedding is becoming excessive, such as in the spring and fall, then daily brushing is an option.


I hope you know that if the temperature fluctuates a lot in your area, it is normal for your dog to shed. Adding to that, if you are adopting or importing a Shar Peis from another city or state or country, then due to a sudden environmental change – your Shar Peis will always get loose in the early stages. At this point, you might expect your Shar Peis to shed quite a bit. But you can easily bounce back by practicing proper grooming techniques on your Shar Peis as well as feeding your dog a proper diet.

Grooming Needs


AVERAGE: Although the coat is short, it can bother people with allergies. These dogs are quite easy to groom, only needing to be brushed and bathed weekly.

listed as the world’s rarest dog in the Guinness Book of Records.

Keep an eye out for deals on tissue boxes, wipes and mops – this unique, wrinkled breed drools a lot. They are suitable for apartments, but you have to install air conditioning. Shar-Peis are sensitive to heat because of the wrinkles on their heads. They don’t need a yard if you promise them a daily, sunny walk. Fill their water bowl often. They are quite active indoors so keep fine china locked away. Shar-Peis shed little or no hair.

Scheduled six-monthly check-up visits with your veterinarian are important to ensure your dog is healthy and happy throughout his life. Clubbed feet, joint dislocations, and kidney disease are some of the conditions that affect this breed. Together with your veterinarian, you can determine and maintain a preventive health care plan based on your canine companion’s needs.