Breed

Chinese Shar-Pei


AKC Grouping
Non-Sporting Group
Temperament
  • loyal
  • independent
  • calm

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Chinese Shar-Pei

If we do a quick study of the history of the Chinese Shar-Pei we will get an idea of why giving them a nutrient diet with specific caloric intake is very important. The Shar-Pei has a rich and interesting long history and no doubt our world has changed a lot in this breed's time. The changes that have occurred in the last 2000 or so years have certainly changed the dog's lifestyle which could end up leading to an overweight Shar-Pei.


Breed

Chinese Shar-Pei


AKC Grouping
Non-Sporting Group
Temperment
  • loyal
  • independent
  • calm
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

This breed is a Chinese breed and its history goes all the way back to the ancient times of China's history. The dog is a very versatile breed which made it easy to survive in any of the very different climates found in China. The earliest mentions of this breed are found during the Han dynasty where the dog was used mostly as a farm dog for Chinese peasants because of their varied skills. The Shar-Pei was an especially useful farm dog because it was all purpose meaning that it could perform various tasks on the farm such as guardian, herder, and even hunter. The dog is a rugged and intelligent dog able to adapt to its surroundings with ease. A Shar-Pei will meet any challenge with perseverance and overcome it in no time. The Shar- Pei is a very loyal breed but is wary of strangers. If it perceives a threat it will have no reservations about taking it on with the purpose of eliminating it. The skin of the Shar-Pei is very rough with the texture of sandpaper. It's name actually translates to "sand skin. "


Energy
active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
typically stubborn
Shedding
regularly

In the early days of the Shar-Pai's history dog food was not a priority for dog owners. Dogs were not viewed as family pets but more like laborers and it was up to them to search out and hunt out for their own food. If anything at all owners may have given them scraps or leftovers from their own meals. This breed came very close to extinction after the People's Republic of China was formed in 1949 when dog ownership was frowned upon and most of these dogs were slaughtered. In Hong Kong and Taiwan a few dogs were preserved and in 1972 a breeder from Hong Kong appealed to the US to save the breed from extinction. The dog is becoming a well known dog in the US as a family pet thanks to their adaptable personality. There have also been a few to enjoy Hollywood status including one, Bpo Bpo, who had a role in the TV show, Lost. As a family pet the dog is most likely enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle than he originally did. This breed is adaptable to different lifestyles and can be enjoyed as an apartment dog with short walks throughout the day or as a farm dog with plenty of room to run. Thanks to their rare and royal status that they now enjoy the Shar Pei does not have to worry about searching out their own food and instead enjoys the ease of daily feeding. Now that the Shar Pei is not a working dog and has a pampered lifestyle usually, they may no longer need the same amount of food that they once did it is important that their food is calorie specific and nutrient dense.


Spot & Tango has worked with veterinary nutrition professionals to create premium dog food that is a healthy option for an overweight Chinese Shar-Pei. Spot & Tango places a high priority on sourcing beef, lamb and turkey from local New York farmers for each of their dog food recipes. Following their commitment to quality ingredients, Spot & Tango prohibits all antibiotics, preservatives and hormones in each on their dishes. Food rich in nutrients and rich vitamins can serve to address symptoms that your obese Chinese Shar-Pei may be experiencing. Committed to attending to the tendency for dogs to gain weight today, Spot & Tango only uses select carbohydrates on their veterinary nutritionist-approved recipes. An obese Chinese Shar-Pei specifically needs to include sufficient leafy greens and fruits in their diet to help in food digestion and energy levels-- Spot and Tango's dog food has both.


If you find your Chinese Shar-Pei starting to gain a little extra weight, Spot and Tango is here to help. You can go to the Spot and Tango website and complete a quiz that ascertains your dog's daily activity levels and lifestyle. Using this information, the USDA licensed Veterinarian Nutritionist creates a personalized diet that can help your overweight Chinese Shar-Pei. When delivered you will find instructions inside the freshly sealed insulated box that contains your dog food for an overweight Chinese Shar-Pei. Follow the instructions to optimize the daily values of nutrients within the appropriate amount of calories for your dog. With monitored feedings and a little exercise, you can help your Chinese Shar-Pei live a longer healthier life. Keep your Chinese Shar-Pei healthy and lean, get Spot and Tango’s dog food for overweight Chinese Shar-Peis.