The Chinese Shar-Pei might be one of the most recognizable dog breeds. While everyone likes to say, “There’s nothing like a” whatever their breed is, it is absolutely true of the Shar-Pei. Some of the more unusual elements of its conformation are a “hippopotamus” muzzle and non-pink tongue and gums. Today Editor In Chief Dan Sayers delves into the history of this beautiful dog, along with the reasons it’s become such a sought-after companion in the U.S.
Senior Editor Christi McDonald reflects on one of the joys she finds living in North Carolina with her pack of little dogs. Though she discovered it in California when she was no longer breeding, her love of walking with her dogs has blossomed further on the East Coast. As she writes: “Nothing makes my dogs happier than seeing the leashes and collars come out. Who would’ve ever thought that old retired show dogs, Toy Poodles ages 12 and 9, would find such delight in something so simple?” Who, indeed?
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