PUBLICACIÓN OF THE VALID ORIGINAL STANDARD:
Hunting and watchdog
:(Pinscher and Schnauzer)
Type molossian and Swiss Mountain-and Cattledogs
Section 2.1: Molossian Masstif type Without working Trial
This Chinese breed has
existed for hundreds of years in the provinces bordering the South China Sea.
The town of Dialak in the province of Kwun Tung is probably the place of
compact, short coupled and squarely built dog of medium size. Wrinkles over
skull and withers, small ears and «hippopotamus» muzzle impart to the Shar
Pei a unique look. Dogs larger and more powerful that bitches.
height of the Shar Pei from withers to ground is approximately equal to the
to length of the body, from point of shoulder to point of buttock especially
in males. The length from nose to stop is approximately equal to the length
from stop to occiput.
independent, loyal, affectionate to his family.
large in proportion to body. Wrinkles on forehead and cheeks continuing to
Large and wide,
preferably black, but any colour conforming to general coat colour
permissible. Wide opened nostrils.
A distinctive feature of
the breed. Broad from root to tip of nose with no suggestion of tapering,
Lips and top of muzzle well padded. Bulge at the base of the nose
Tongue, roof of mouth,
gums and flews, bluish black is preferred. Pink spotted tongue permissible.
Solid pink tongue highly undesirable. In dilute coloured dogs the tongue is
Jaws / Teeth:
Jaws strong with a perfect scissors bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely
overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Padding of lower lip
should not be so excessive as interfere with the bite.
with a scowling expression. Lighter colour permissible in dilute -coloured
dogs. Function of eyeball or lid in no way disturbed by surrounding skin,
folds or hair. Any sign of irritation of eyeball, conjunctiva or eyelids
highly undesirable. Free from entropion.
Very small, rather thick,
equilaterally triangular in shape, slightly rounded at lip and set high on
the skull with tips pointing towards eyes, set well forward over eyes wide
apart and close to skull. Pricked ears highly undesirable.
length, strong set well on shoulders, The loose skin under the neck should
not be excessive.
Folds of skin on body in
mature dogs highly undesirable, except on withers and base of tail, which
show moderate wrinkling.
Dips slightly behind
wither then it rises slightly over loin.
Short, broad, slightly
Broad and deep, brisket
reaching the elbow
Rises slightly under the
Thick and round at the
root. Tapering to a fine point. The tail is set very high, a
of the breed. May be carried high and curved, carried in right curl or
curved over or to either side of the back. Lack of or incomplete tail highly
Forelegs, straight, moderate length, good bone. The skin on forelegs shows
Muscular, well laid and
Slightly sloping strong
moderately angulated, perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other
when viewed from the read. Wrinkles on upper thighs lower thighs, rear
pasterns as well as the thickening of the skin on backs undesirable.
Well set down.
Moderate size, compact, not splayed. Toes well knuckled. Hindfeet free
The preferred gait is
trot. The gait is free, balanced, active with good forward and strong drive
from the hindquarters. The feet tend to converge to a centerline when the
speed increases. Stilted gait undesirable.
A distinctive feature of
breed: short, harsh and bristly. The coat is straight and offstanding on the
body, but generally flatter on the limbs. No undercoat. The coat may vary in
length from 1 cm. To 2,5 cm. Never trimmed.
All solid colours
acceptable except white. Tail and rear part of thighs frequently of a
lighter colour. Darker shading down the back on the ears permissible.
44 - 51
cm at withers (17,5 - 20 in)
Any departure from the
foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which
the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
Deviation from scissors
bite (as a transitory measure a very slightly undershot mouth is permissible).
Spotted tongue (except pink spotted tongue)
Low set tail
Coat longer than 2,5 cm
Flat foreface with badly
undershot bite, overshot bite
Solid pink tongue
Lower lip rolled in, interfering with the bite
Round bulging eye,
Skin folds or hair disturbing the normal function of the eye.
Absence of tail, stumpy tail
Heavy folds of skin on body (except withers and base of tail) and limbs
Not a solid colour (albino, brindle, patches, spots, black, and tan, saddled
Male animals, should have two apparently normal
testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
Any artificial physical
alteration to the Shar-Pei (in particular lips and eyelines) eliminates the
dog from competition.