BD One Shar-pei

About BD One Shar-pei

Welcome to B D One Shar-pei
I am a small breeder located in Arnold, Nebraska. I fell in love with and have owned shar-pei since 1986. I have been breeding shar-pei since 1994. I breed standard, mini and toy shar-pei. I produce 1 to 3 litters a year that focus on healthy, happy, friendly puppies. I plan my breeding program to try to improve the genetic health of the shar-pei breed.

About The Breed: Chinese Shar-pei

The Shar Pei breed comes from the Guangzhou province of China where it was well-known as a fighting and guard dog. It is suspected that due to the laid-back nature of the Shar Pei, the dogs had to be drugged to induce them to fight. Originally, the intense loyalty of the Shar Pei defined its work -- guarding the Chinese royal family. The dogs are ideally suited for defense; the small ears and deep-set eyes are tough to grab and if grabbed on the skin, the wrinkles enable the dog to turn around and bite back. Once Mao took over, he killed everything that had to do with the royal family, including the Shar Pei. At one point they were close to extinction, and were listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as "The rarest dog in the world". Since then, however, the Shar Pei has begun to thrive in many parts of the world as an excellent family dog, due to their loving and devoted nature, which shows that they were originally a utility and companion breed rather than a fighting breed.

Recent DNA analysis has concluded that the Shar Pei is one of the most ancient dog breeds.
Shar Pei is a breed of dog originating from China, whose distinctive feature is deep wrinkles. The name (??, pinyin: sha pí) itself translates to "Sand Skin," not because of their colors, but because of their texture. As young puppies, they have lots of wrinkles, but as they mature, the wrinkles disappear as they "grow into their skin". They were not recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1991.

Coming in many colors, it has the same characteristic blue-black tongue of the Chow Chow. The loose skin and wrinkles covering the head, neck and body are superabundant in puppies, but adult Shar Pei grow into their skin and these features should be limited to the head, neck and withers. Improper breeding (detrimental to the health of the Shar Pei) produces adult dogs with wrinkles covering all of the body. Small ears, a hippo muzzle shape, and a high set tail also give the Shar Pei a unique look.
General Information
A common problem caused by irresponsible breeding is a hereditary and painful eye condition, entropion, which turns the eyelashes inward, thus irritating the eye. Untreated, it can cause blindness. This condition can be fixed by surgery ("tacking" the eyelids up so they won't roll onto the eyeball for puppies or surgicaly removing extra skin in adolescent and older Shar Peis). Allergy-induced skin infections can be a problem in this breed caused by poorly selected breeding stock. One of the serious problems that a Shar Pei can have is Shar Pei fever. The disease causes short fevers lasting up to 24 hours, after which there may be no recurrence; alternatively they may recur at more frequent intervals, becoming more serious. There is also a possibly related disease called amyloidosis, caused by unprocessed amyloid proteins depositing in the organs and most often in the kidneys or liver leading to renal failure. At this time there is no test for either of these diseases and they seem to be prevalent.
18 to 20 inches.
Talents and Skills
Watchdog, guarding, and competitive obedience.

Welcoming a Chinese Shar-pei

Chinese Shar-pei For Sale Information - Buying your first Chinese Shar-pei can be overwhelming and PetsUnlimited.com is here to help. We've got Chinese Shar-pei breed backgrounds to help you make an educated decision as to whether a Chinese Shar-pei is right for you and your family. The right Chinese Shar-pei breeder or seller will always have the best interest of the Chinese Shar-pei in mind. This means they should give you the opportunity to visit their home and meet the Chinese Shar-pei in person, as well as take back the Chinese Shar-pei should you not be able to provide the level of care needed. ATTENTION: Be informed! Internet fraud is very real and rising every day. Be cautious and ask questions, ask to see pictures with the seller or adoption agency doing something you ask them to do, and never ever send cash or a money order. If something does not feel right, it probably isn't. Use the report this listing function to notify us of a potential problem with a user. Use the review feature to leave a review. Community policing is the best way to help deter scammers and those who do not have the animals best interest in mind.

Chinese Shar-pei Breeders

Responsible breeding is something we all need to support. To help prevent Chinese Shar-pei puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of Chinese Shar-peis, there are a few simple things everyone can do on both sides of the transaction. If geography permits, meet in person where the Chinese Shar-peis was born and raised. This provides an opportunity for the Chinese Shar-pei breeder to demonstrate their standards. Remember, it is up to both the buyer and Chinese Shar-pei breeder to be comfortable with each other to ensure that the Chinese Shar-pei has been treated properly and will have a safe and secure home in the future.

Contact Information

  • Jo Crow
  • 308-520-3574


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