Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Chinese Shar Pei Synonym(s): Chinese Fighting Dog, Shar Pei Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in China for use in dog fighting as well as herding and hunting. Survived near-extinction in Hong Kong. Can be aggressive, they do not take well to obedience training and are not good with other dogs. Suitable for an urban environment and colder climate, their distinctive wrinkled coat requires frequent shampooing. Can suffer from skin and eye problems. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Gannon D The Complete Chinese Shar Pei. Howell. ISBN 0876051018. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America: www.cspca.com.