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    Does anyone know much about this breed that they can tell me? Do they require a large backyard? Are they easy to train?

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    Shar Pei Rescue Victoria is the best person to talk to, as she rescues them on a daily basis.

    I'm sure she'll be along soon. Not sure they would be a breed I would ever recommend to a new owner, but hey, Shar would know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Shar Pei Rescue Victoria is the best person to talk to, as she rescues them on a daily basis.

    I'm sure she'll be along soon. Not sure they would be a breed I would ever recommend to a new owner, but hey, Shar would know.
    ...Yeah, what she said.

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    yes Shar would be the best person to talk to... She has the most knowledge that i know of...
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    She will be on sometime.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    HI, Please wait for Shar to come and chat, I have a shar pei and I wouldnt say they are easy to train, they can be stubborn and naughty and throw tantrums, I have a huge back yard, but Seb spends all day glued to my side and rarely ventures outside.

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    I don't think they require a large backyard. Mine isn't that big, but it is big enough for Yuna and Hamish to run around and play. they can be pretty lazy which makes training kinda hard. We just finished obedience and agility and Yuna has been pretty good and learned a lot, but everything is in her own time and sometimes if she has done something a few times already she decides that she has had enough. I guess it depends on the dog as well though as I have heard of some that compete in agility. Housetaining was a breeze though compared to Hamish.
    thats just my 2 cents.

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    (Thank you ladies......)
    Hello and to the forum!

    Do you have your pei already or just enquiring to see whether the breed may suit you?

    The thing with pei is that they are all different! Of over 100 that we have had through rescue here, there is not one that looks the same or has the same personality! Generally a smart breed quick to learn, however I have met some exceptions to the rule. The one thing that is vital is that you understand that this is a dominant breed (like a staffy, a rotti, a German Shepherd) and you MUST be the pack leader otherwise they will have no respect for you and feel that you are lesser in the pack hierachy than they. If you can be consistant and committed, they are a wonderful breed, again I say very similar to a SBT in a lot of ways.

    They are not a difficult breed to live with as long as you don't feed them beef or pork but you should be aware they can carry genetic defects (entropion, shar pei fever, swollen hock syndrome) and it is highly recommended you do not purchase your pei from a backyard breeder.

    As Cat and Pandi have stated, a big backyard is not a pre-requisite as long as they are exercised to their level. Both Pandi and Cat have had success with obedience and agility where as my own pei is the laziest bloke in the world and would prefer to drive to the corner shop rather than walk!!

    Please feel free to ask any questions, happy to help you find a reputable breeder, advise on a rescue, a pei friendly vet, whatever!!

    Cheers
    Amanda
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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