Why does my Shar-Pei shed so much?

Why does my Shar-Pei shed so much?

Some hair loss throughout the year is normal, but if your pooch seems to be shedding more than usual, or his skin looks irritated and infected, take a trip to your vet to have a few tests run. Shar-peis can suffer from skin infections, especially in their wrinkles, and from hypothyroidism.

Why are Chinese Shar Peis so wrinkly?

The reasons for the Shar Pei’s wrinkles According to the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the reason why Shar Pei dogs have wrinkles is due to a hereditary disease called mucinosis. This causes a buildup of hyaluronic acid. As a result, they develop the beautiful skin formations this breed is known for.

Are Chinese Shar Peis rare?

They Were Once the Rarest Breed in the World “The Guinness Book of World Records” named the Shar-Pei the rarest dog breed in the world in the late 60s and late 70s.

Can I shave my Shar-Pei?

The majority of Shar-Peis have a short and bristly coat where the individual hairs stick straight out. Their coats do not need to be trimmed, brushing is essential to remove dead hair.

Do Chinese Shar-Peis shed a lot?

He sheds minimally. While the Shar-Pei is a naturally clean dog with very little odor, he needs only a little grooming to keep him looking good. A thorough brushing once a week with a rubber curry or grooming mitt is sufficient to remove dead hair and dirt.

Why do Shar-Peis have blue tongues?

Just like with Chow Chows, Chinese Shar-Peis, and a few other breeds, solid blue-black tongues are caused by the same thing as spotted tongues: heavy pigmentation, according to the American Kennel Club. Pigmented spots on your dog’s tongue are usually nothing to worry about.

Is there a Shar Pei dog for adoption in the UK?

Pets4Homes found 2 Shar Pei Dogs and Puppies for adoption in the UK . Read our Shar Pei Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.

What kind of life does a Chinese Shar Pei have?

He was developed to guard, hunt, herd, and later, fight, and is known for his characteristic short, bristly coat, loose, wrinkled skin, and devotion to his family. Today, the Shar-Pei mostly enjoys life as a beloved companion.

How old is Mollie the Shar Pei dog?

Mollie is a 9 1/2 yr old chocolate female Shar Pei, she is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, flea and wormed up to date and will be rehomed with 5 weeks free pet insurance. Poor Mollie has the worst luck in the world, she initially came into our rescue around 5yrs ago, she found a gr

Where did the Chinese Shar Pei dog come from?

The Chinese Shar-Pei originated in the southern provinces of China where he was valued as a hunter, herder, guardian, and fighter. Some historians believe the Shar-Pei is an ancient breed, though there is no definitive evidence to prove this.