Bathroom Graffiti asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

I have a Chinese Shar-Pei (dog) as a pet. People say they are as strong and vicious as a Pit Bull. True?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well Pits are strong... but vicious... no. Pits are not vicious.. nor are shar-peis. It all depends on the dogs socialization and whether it has been abused or neglected in the past.

    False.

  • 1 decade ago

    According to the Encyclopedia of Dogs the Shar Pei is listed as a fighting breed along with the Pit Bull. And they were (are) used in pit fights in China. The extremely loose skin makes it difficult for the opponent to get a bite hold on them.

    Yes they are a strong dominant breed but as to vicious, that is up to you as the owner and trainer.

    Source(s): dog owner, breeder, groomer
  • Pits are strong, but not vicious. Dont listen to that idiot. Shar peis are great dogs.

    Source(s): worked at 2 boarding kennels
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A friend of mine had a shar-pei that he couldn't control. He got sucked into sending the dog to a so-called trainer, not knowing that this is something you NEVER do - nobody who wants you to send your dog to them is worth anything. Anyway, his dog's temperament got so unpredictable, he had to be put down.

    By the way, pits aren't usually vicious - if they are, it's mostly the type of people who are attracted to pits or just plain poor breeding. Pits can be really friendly dogs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Although the Shar-pei is a Chinese fighting dog, it will only get as mean as you let it. If you treat it with compassion and love, it shouldn't ever turn mean against you. Dogs will always try to protect their owners, so it would be good for you to socialize the dog as much as possible.

  • 1 decade ago

    Dogs are vicious either from neglect, training, or abuse. Some are more protective than others, but vicious by nature against everything, well, that takes humans to make them that way.

  • 1 decade ago

    First off, pit bulls are strong but are not innately vicious.

    Shar Peis were bred for dog fighting, so yes, they are quite strong.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i was one of the 1st in michigan 2 breed shar pei's.. very loving dogs.. very family oriented.. they will protect you , no doubt .. but vicious.. nooo

  • 1 decade ago

    I support the answer of echoedwhisper.. Its real. Because they are bred to gurd houses of a man with a high rank in the land of china

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    that is Not true at all they can get vicious,but they are not near as powerful as a Pitbull.

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