noun (plural Shar Peis)
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.
- 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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