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    Hi all,

    I was talking to my sister last night, she is looking a getting a Shar Pei, I am concerned about this decision! She has based her decision on the rolly dog and the fact that she likes the way they look.

    They live in inner Melbourne, have a small courtyard and 2 sons aged 9 and 6 and a daughter almost 4, she is also pregnant again. Both her and her husband work full time, she will take 12 weeks off when she has this baby but intends to return to work as soon as she can.

    My concerns are that the dog is not going to be socialized or exercised enough, she is not going to have the time to look after it properly, it is going to end up locked in a small yard and have little interaction and that the dog is going to get grumpy at the kids or be so excited to see them it is going to hurt them.

    I know there are a lot of people with far more experience than i have and some people that have experience with Pei's that can help me better understand the issues so i can put an impassioned arguement to her and hopefully prevent some one on her having to rescue an older, bad mannered dog!

    Thanks in advance

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    I don't have first hand Pei experience but going by your description Pepsi they don't sound like they have the time for ANY dog IMO.

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    Children aged 9, 6, 4 another on the way and returning to full time work!

    She's going to be going well to give the kids enough time let alone a dog.

    Only an experienced dog owner should be taking on a dog at that time in their life IMO.

    I have two step-children aged 13&14 and I still have to remind them not to leave things around as the puppies and sometimes even the older dogs will pinch them and chew them.

    If it's a courtyard then the dog must have daily walks, training, stimulation etc. Someone must clean up after the dog (particularly in small areas) before one of the kids steps in it. Don't plan on leaving anything out in the courtyard it will probably get chewed even if it does received walks etc.

    And we haven't even gotten into the cost factor yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    I don't have first hand Pei experience but going by your description Pepsi they don't sound like they have the time for ANY dog IMO.
    Ditto.
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    it is out if she doesn't have time to socialise. They can get agressive and over protective if not socialised properly (as can many other breeds) Is she aware as to how big they get and that they lose a lot of rolls as they get older? They don't stay rolly dog foreever.
    I think they would be better off with company. I work full time, but Yuna has Hamish there to keep her occupied throughout the day. It may stress and become destructive if left alone all day without plenty of exercise. ETA that this would be the case with many other breeds as well...she may be better off waiting until she has her baby and the baby is older.

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    You have to do everything you can to stop her from getting a Pei, or any other dog for that matter. She is totally asking for big trouble if she goes ahead, and the poor dog, what ever she gets is going to suffer for it.

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    What i am afraid of is this poor dog is going to become destructive or vicious and it will end up being punished for her stupidity!

    I love my sister (don't get me wrong) but i doubt she has done any research into this, she seems to think that a dog like the kids is going to adapt and that may be true of some dogs but buying a pup and expecting it to grow into a normal well adjusted dog is ludicrous. She cant dump a dog in day care all day and some one else look after it, train it and give it all it needs.

    I am sure she has no idea how big they get! i was really surprised, i seen some adults at the Royal Show last year and i was amazed at how big they get and how heavy they were.

    Thanks for the affirmations every one, i will work very hard to talk her out of it, and if she must have a dog perhaps a smaller breed rescue dog!

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    Hi Pepsi.

    Your sister is in Melbourne and we are 50 mins from Melbourne CBD.

    Tell you sister to call me 0432 710 765 and have a look at our website too. Then she should make some time to come down and visit all the many pei here in peiville. Tell her I have pups through to about 7 yrs - about 15 dogs in total available. SAY NO MORE!!!! Do not give her your opinion as if she is anything like my sister, she will do the opposite!!!

    Leave her to me......in the NICEST way, I will show her what she can expect get my drift..........
    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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    Oh Shar I do like your style.

    And have to agree, if I currently said to my 14yoSD that the sky was blue she'd say no, it's black, if I said it was black she say it was blue.

    Sometimes people won't listen to those they are closest too but if a complete stranger was to say the same it would be different. Well hopefully this will be the case.

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    Ahhhhh but MAC, I need not say too much at all........remember 3 young kids and some fully grown pei (who will yet to be walked that day hehe) and I suspect no words will be needed.

    Have a LOT of experience with unsuitable potential parents, no worries there lol
    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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