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Shar Poo

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Shar Poo Build Information

A shar-poo is the hybrid cross of a shar-pei and a poodle. Shar-poos weigh between 40 and 60 pounds and stand between 13 and 20 inches tall at the shoulder. The medium to long curly coat may be black, white or cream in color. There is little to no shed from a shar-poo’s coat, but some grooming effort is needed to maintain a neat appearance and to prevent matting. The earflaps of a shar-poo hang downward.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Shar-poos are very intelligent and easy to train, but they are not known for being effective watchdogs. They are sweet, affectionate, happy and playful family companions that love being the center of attention.

Activity Level:Moderately Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly


Colors:Black, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Wavy

Shar Poo Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train