Standard N° 309 /14.4.1999 /GB
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID
Pinscher and Schnauzer,
Molossians and Swiss
Molossian, Mastiff type. Without working trial.
HISTORICAL SUMMARY: This
Chinese breed has
for hundreds of years in the provinces bordering the South
Sea. The town of Dialak in the province of Kwun Tung is
the place of origin.
compact, short coupled and
built dog of medium size. Wrinkles over skull and withers,
ears and « hippopotamus » muzzle impart to the Shar Pei a
look. Dogs larger and more powerful than bitches.
height of the Shar Pei from
to ground is approximately equal to the length of the body,
point of shoulder to point of buttock, especially in males. The
from nose to stop is approximately equal to the length from
BEHAVIOVR / TEMPERAMENT: Calm, independent, loyal,
to his family.
large in proportion to body. Wrinkles on forehead and cheeks
to form dewlap.
Skull: Flat, broad.
Large and wide, preferably black, but
any colour conforming
general coat colour permissible. Wide opened nostrils.
A distinctive feature of the breed. Broad from root to tip
with no suggestion of tapering. Lips and top of muzzle well
Bulge at the base of the nose permissible.
roof of mouth, gums and flews: bluish black is
Pink spotted tongue permissible. Solid pink tongue highly
In dilute-coloured dogs the tongue is solid lavender.
strong with a perfect scissor bite, i.e. the upper
closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
of lower lip should not be so excessive as to interfere with
Dark, almond-shaped with a scowling expression. Lighter
permissible in dilute-coloured dogs. Function of eyeball or lid
no way disturbed by surrounding skin, folds or hair. Any sign of
of eyeball, conjunctiva or eyelids highly undesirable. Free
small, rather thick, equilaterally triangular in shape,
rounded at tip and set high on the skull with tips pointing
eyes; set well forward over eyes, wide apart and close to
Pricked ears highly undesirable.
length, strong, set well on shoulders. The loose
under the neck should not be excessive.
of skin on body in mature dogs highly undesirable
on withers and base of tail, which show moderate wrinkling.
Dips slightly behind withers; then it rises slightly over loin.
broad, slightly arched.
and deep, brisket reaching the elbow.
Rises slightly under the loin.
Thick and round at the root, tapering to a fine point. The tail
set very high, a characteristic feature of the breed. May be carried
and curved, carried in tight curl or curved over or to either side
the back. Lack of or incomplete tail highly undesirable.
Forelegs straight, moderate length, good bone.
skin on forelegs shows no wrinkle.
Muscular, well laid and sloping.
Slightly sloping, strong and flexible.
Muscular, strong, moderately angulated,
to the ground and parallel to each other when viewed
the rear. Wrinkles on upper thighs, lower thighs, rear pasterns
well as the thickening of the skin on hocks undesirable.
Well let down.
Moderate size, compact, not splayed. Toes well knuckled.
free from dewclaws.
l MOVEMENT: The
preferred gait is trot. The gait is free,
active with good forward reach and strong drive from the
The feet tend to converge to a center line when the
increases. Stilted gait undesirable.
A distinctive feature of the breed: short, harsh and bristly.
coat is straight and offstanding on the body, but generally flatter
the limbs. No undercoat. The coat may vary in length from 1 cm
2,5 cm. Never trimmed.
All solid colours acceptable except white. Tail and rear
of thighs frequently of a lighter colour. Darker shading down the
and on the ears permissible.
44 - 51 cm at withers (17,5 - 20 inch).
Any departure from the foregoing points should be
a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be
should be in exact proportion to its degree.
from a scissor bite (as a transitory measure, a very
muzzle,Spotted tongue (except pink spotted tongue).
longer than 2,5 cm.
foreface with badly undershot bite; overshot bite.
lip rolled in, interfering with the bite.
bulging eye. Entropion, ectropion.
folds or hair disturbing the normal function of the eye.
of tail; stumpy tail.
folds of skin on body (except withers and base of tail) and limbs.
a solid colour (albino, brindle, patchcs, spots, black and tan, saddled
animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully
into the scrotum.
artificial physical alteration to the Shar Pei (in
lips and eyelids) eliminates the dog from competition.