Behold the bristly and wrinkly and brilliant Shar Pei! A dog of Chinese origin, it’s impossible to mistake this breed’s generously-proportioned muzzle for any other. This breed loses its wrinkles as it gets older (jealous? Who, us?). Often cited as a good watchdog, it’s known for being loyal and protective of its family, yet friendly towards strangers. Here’s our run-through of the traits.
Breed Group: Utility
Coat length: Short
Exercise: Up to 1 hour per day
Grooming required?: Once a week