Golden Pei

40-60 lbs
United States
Chinese Shar-Pei
Golden Retriever

The Golden Pie grows into a medium to large dog who is both caring and trustworthy in nature. If your dog leans more towards the Shar-Pei, he will need to engage in a lot of socialising and training as he grows just so he realises how to behave around other people and pets. Normally they are ideal family dogs, but can be touchy when he is eating. Teach your children not to tease the dog with food, or pull his tail or ears - especially at meal times. The Golden Pie is an adorable dog who is devoted to the family and has a friendly outgoing personality. They enjoy training, although can have a stubborn streak that requires patience and calmness to overcome.

purpose Purpose
Companion, Watch Dog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Golden Retriever and Chinese Shar-Pei

Golden Pei Health

Average Size
Male Golden Pei size stats
Height: 18-24 inches Weight: 50-75 lbs
Female Golden Pei size stats
Height: 17-23 inches Weight: 40-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • OCD
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • vonWillebrand‚Äôs Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Bloat
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Tests
  • Dna For Vwd
  • Allergy Tests
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Testing

Golden Pei Breed History

A guardian, herder, fighter, and hunter the Chinese Shar-Pei is believed to be an ancient breed. Perhaps of the Han Dynasty, the Shar-Pei, with his blue-black tongue may be a descendant of the Chow Chow. Almost wiped out of existence at one time, Hong Kong businessman Matgo Law was instrumental in saving the breed. Once in America dogs were bred and the line renewed. The Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America was founded in 1974 and the American Kennel Club accepted the breed in 1991. The Golden Retriever, the other half of the Golden Pei, is thought to have originated during the Victorian era. With a strong retriever, spaniel and possibly setter ancestry, the Golden Retriever was originally bred in Scotland. Improvements is guns made the need for a retriever-type dog even more prevalent and the Golden Retriever was bred and refined for the purpose. Excellent at his job, his mouth was described as both gentle and powerful when it came to retrieving the waterfowl. Accepted as Flat Coats (Golden) in the United Kennel Club of England in 1911, they were then called the Retriever (Golden and Yellow), then the name changed to the Golden Retriever in 1920. In America and registered with the American Kennel Club, they became members of the Sporting Group.

Golden Pei Breed Appearance

The mix between the Golden Retriever and the Chinese Shar-Pei has produced a very attractive dog that carries himself with pride and confidence. The sturdy body is usually slightly longer than it is high, and if your dog takes after the Shar-Pei the tail will curl up over the back. Four sturdy legs carry this aristocratic looking dog, and the paws are rounded with high arching toes. The chest is wide and in proportion to the body. The face of the Golden Pei is irresistible with short floppy ears that are pricked up, and a muzzle that is long with a scissor bite. The eyes are deep and almond shaped, and they are very observant dogs.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Golden Pei eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Golden Pei nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Golden Pei coat
red Golden Pei coat
white Golden Pei coat
brown Golden Pei coat
black Golden Pei coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Golden Pei straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Golden Pei Breed Maintenance

The Golden Pei has a lovely coat that requires moderate grooming. It will require brushing his coat once a day with a strong bristle brush to remove the shedding hairs and prevent matting. It will also help to distribute the natural oils and keep the coat shining and healthy. They only need a bath if it is required, and by using a special dog shampoo it will help prevent skin allergies. Their ears will also need a gentle wipe out to remove any dirt and check for inflammation. Twice a week or more you will need to brush his teeth for oral hygiene. And just to finish off the grooming, check the length of the nails but be careful not to clip too short.

Brushes for Golden Pei
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Golden Pei requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Golden Pei Temperament

The Golden Pei is a gentle and good-natured dog, who is very caring of the family and is trustworthy. They are affectionate intelligent dogs who blend right in with the family. With strangers, they can be a little wary until they get to know them. They are not aggressive but can be strong willed at times. Training the Golden Pei needs patience because of this, but with kind and consistent training they will respond well. Early training and lots of socialising is important with this dog to produce a well behaved and obedient animal who knows how to act with other humans and pets. These dogs are full of life and love a challenge, so they respond well to games and mentally challenging tasks. As much as they love to be part of the physical action, they also love being close and bonding with their human. They will happily snuggle up and comfort their human and family members.  

Golden Pei Activity Requirements

The Golden Pei likes a daily walk or run and the opportunity to get out and enjoy some socialising time around the neighbourhood. They can adjust to living in an apartment if their daily exercise needs are met. A yard is perfect as they will explore every inch of it. Games are welcomed and they will be the last to stop playing. The heat can affect these dogs though, so a cooler climate is ideal and help them to keep cool on hot days, save the activity for the cooler times of the day. A trip to the dog park will always be a welcome break for your Golden Pei.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
75 minutes
activity minutes

Golden Pei Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

Golden Pei Owner Experiences

2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
couch surfing
So far I have not been with my Golden Pei very long, but all the time I spend with him is enjoyable. A good walker who is good with people we meet, he is excited by small animals and will pull a bit. He is easily calmed down. When we pass a yard with dogs that bark, he is mostly uninterested. He loves to play fetch in the yard, but not excessively. When we are ready to settle for the evening, Oscar likes to share the couch with us. He has been an excellent dog so far.
4 years, 9 months ago
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
amazing experience in our family live
3 years, 2 months ago
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