Friday, 4 December 2009

Featured Breed: Shar Pei

The Shar Pei is better known as "that wrinkly dog". They originate in China, as do most the breeds I seem to write about, so either it's a co-incidence or China had a monopoly on dogs. You decide.
They were originally breed as guard dogs, but are now primarily used to advertise irons and beauty-creams.
Apparently it grows out of it's wrinkles as it "grows in to it's skin," if you can wait that long. I don't know why you'd want it to though. It being wrinkly is what it has going for it. Otherwise it's just another dog with a silly name. Though I do wonder if the wrinkles obscure it's vision at all. Wrinkles wrinkles wrinkles.

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