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Shar Pei Line breaks: Shar Pei
Pronunciation: /ʃɑː ˈpeɪ/

Definition of Shar Pei in English:

noun (plural Shar Peis)

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A compact squarely built dog of a breed of Chinese origin, with a characteristic wrinkly skin and short bristly coat of a fawn, cream, black, or red colour.
Example sentences
  • The sire was a Shar Pei and was not a Pug, as we had been told.
  • Many Chinese Shar Peis are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs, especially of the same sex.
  • For connoisseurs of uncommon canines, there's no dog more fascinating than the Chinese Shar Pei.


From Chinese shā pí, literally 'sand skin'.

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