Chinese Shar-Pei Breed Maintenance
Because Chinese Shar-Peis are prone to skin infections and skin issues, ideally this breed should be brushed daily and washed weekly. Care should be taken when cleaning and drying the many folds characteristic to this breed; dirt and moisture can build up within the folds, providing a breeding ground for yeast and bacteria. Chinese Shar-Peis are sensitive to heat and should be kept cool at all times. The wrinkles on their heads serve as insulators. If the dog is outside, shade should always be provided. They require daily exercise, but handlers should be careful not to over-exercise the dog. Exercise is welcome though, the Chinese Shar-Pei will love backyard time and especially enjoy human companionship which should always be the case when a pet is outside. Leash walks and dog park socialization are additional activities that should be a regular part of the Shar-Pei's day.