Shar Pei puppies are some of the cutest, and it’s really hard to say no to a cute dog like this. However, too many people make the decision to buy or adopt a dog they really don’t want. To be fair, most of these people learn this the hard way; they get the dog and then realize that the work that it requires is too much. Shar Pei puppies are adorable, but they are a lot of work. The breed is so sweet and easy-mannered, but these puppies require immediate training, consistency and someone they will respect and follow as their leader. You have to care for this dog its entire life, and that’s something people tend to forget. These dogs also grow up; they don’t stay small and puppy-like forever, which is sometimes a dealbreaker for people. It’s sad, but many think they want a dog because it’s so small and cute, because it has this face that you just can’t deny, and because it’s just a sweet pup. However, they don’t look into what is required of having a dog from this breed, and when they realize it’s not all puppies and rainbows, they decide they can’t take on this kind of responsibility anymore and the dog is the one that suffers for this. So what we’ve decided to do is create a list of reasons you really do want a Shar Pei puppy so that you can check to see if it’s something you really want, or if it’s just a sweet idea.
You Want a Unique-Looking Dog
This is certainly a unique breed as far as looks are concerned. There is no telling just how much this dog is going to attract attention from those around you because of its sweet face and unusual looks, and that’s okay. If you’re not looking for a typical dog, this might be the right breed for you. We just love its face and body, and we think that most people will agree that it’s certainly a unique animal.
You Want a Confident Dog
The Shar Pei, even as a puppy, is a very confident dog. It knows that it’s a special breed and that it has a lot to offer. This means that the dog is willing to stand tall and confident, and it knows it’s intelligent. That’s a nice trait, but it’s also important to remember that this is a breed that requires a lot of dominance and someone who will be consistent and firm with it while it’s learning.
You Want an Easily Trained Dog
Being such an intelligent breed makes your job very easy when it comes to this particular dog. One of the biggest benefits of the Shar Pei is the fact that this breed is so easily trained and so good that you will have very little issues with the entire process. For example, you will need to begin training right away, but the process will be so simple that it won’t feel a lot like work. These dogs pick things up very quickly and it’s going to be a breeze.
You Want a Quiet Dog
The Shar Pei is a very quiet dog. It doesn’t feel it needs to say much, which is something people just adore about this breed. It’s so quiet that you probably won’t even notice it is around much of the time. However, this is a dog that will, if it detects danger, let you know for certain that something is not right. That’s a good trait and a great quality to have in any animal. You won’t worry that it’s going to make pointless noise, but you will know when it does that something is up.
You Want a Dog that Doesn’t Exercise all the Time
If you don’t have time to take a dog outside several times a day for excessive exercise activities, you might really be interested in this breed. The Shar Pei does like its exercise, but it is a moderately exercised dog. You will find that this breed is happy to take a nice, long walk at the end of the day but that it is not going to have a fit if you don’t have time to take it out to play in addition to on a walk. The biggest benefit is that you will also get a bit of exercise yourself, and moderate exercise is all it takes to live the healthiest possible lifestyle. We love that, so you might love that, too.
You Want a Loyal Dog
This is a very loyal dog. If you bring home this breed and make it your own, this dog will never turn its back on you. It will protect you and yours, and it will listen to you before it will listen to anyone else. This is a dog that will want your attention and affection forever, and it will want spend a great deal of time with you. It’s a very sweet dog that loves its family, and it deserves its own family.
You Want a Calm Dog
Many people are hesitant to adopt or purchase a dog because they’re afraid it will be too hyper. Even Shar Pei puppies are relatively calm, and they just continue to calm down as they grow older. These dogs are very relaxed and they will make a point to be relaxed with you. You will not find a dog that makes you this happy, and you will not find one as beautiful and as calm.
There are so many reasons to consider making a Shar Pei puppy your own, but let’s not forget that there are considerations outside of just how wonderful the breed. You have to have the time, the finances and the patience to deal with a dog. You have to have the ability and desire to raise a dog and make it your own, and that means doing whatever it takes to make this lifelong (the dog’s life, anyway) commitment to your new canine friend.
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