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 socialized or trained, it can become especially territorial and aggressive. Even friendly and well-socialized 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.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Shar Pei Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


PERTH . Canning Vale; Eliterolys Shar Pei, Tony & Sue Mallia +0402 944 000


Novosedly Nad Než.; “Arin-Pei” Alena Korandová,


KARJALOHJA ; Secret Lines Shar Pei, Marja Sorsa


HAJDU-BIHAR; “Phanatic” Major Lajos, + 0036-20/946-4574


DOWN; “Gimili” Pamela Anderson, +02892 699617
KERRY; “Qing Iverna” Adele Kerrisk, +00353877525417
WEXFORD; “Zaralee” Tracy Shelly, ++35351422145 +353877906226


WROCLAW; “Tender-Ling Silesia” Denis Nowikow, +48 71 311-11-77 / +48 502-845-545


ANGUS; “Allanaquoich Shar Pei, Angela McInally +07722518577
AYRSHIRE; “Rebohms” Tina Macintyre, +01475 521605
BEDFORDSHIRE; “Wanmei” Rasa Wilkins, +07810014564
BERKSHIRE; “MogwaiPeis” Paul Blackmore, +07950 602525
CAMBRIDGESHIRE; “Chifido” Jenny Webb, +01945 871479 / +07722959214
CLEVELAND; “Chasinrainbo” Mr B Gunn, +07853815147
DERBYSHIRE; “Peandokry” Pete & Angela Rachael,
DERBYSHIRE; “Fujita” Michelle & Blanche Shaw, +0115 9321686
DORSET; “Starferry” Carole & Barry Bull, +441202939881 / +07786361563
EAST YORKSHIRE; “Eshpari” Paul Donato, +07929777000
HAMPSHIRE; “Takalok Shar Pei, Tony McQuilken & Barry Goff + 023 92 413468
LANCASHIRE; “Yuanpei Shar Pei, Sarah Neil
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE; “Dataci” Chris & Julie Bradley, +01773 533356 / +07802192960
SHROPSHIRE; “KAVIKING” KARLYNNE SELLSTROME, +01691 610780 / +07883005456
TYNE & WEAR; “Trinneo” Darren Chisholm & David Ashaman. +0191 5491406 / +07872333496
WEST MIDLANDS; “Quinnhalo” Jane Dawson, +02476 723536
WEST MIDLANDS; “Petralais” Mr Spencer Davies, +07971 070801
WEST SUSSEX; “Kolnago” Kevin and Lin Shaw, +01293 511700