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This breed is medium sized with a large head (sometimes called hippo heads).

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Character


Ba-shars can be stubborn but extremely affectionate and loyal. They are very smart and learn quickly. They need a firm master with patient training. They do well with other dogs and animals if properly socialized from birth.

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Size

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Weight


40-60 pounds
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General Health


They have good health generally. They shouldn’t be left out in the heat. They are energetic when young. Soy products will dry out their fur and should be avoided. Some owners use conditioner twice a month and add omega vitamins to their diet.

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History


Bassett Hounds were hunting dogs from France. The Shar-Pei is now tame but used to be used as a fighting dog in China years ago.

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Maintenance


They need brushing at least once a week to keep their skin stimulated. Most owners choose to give their dog a good balanced diet and extra omega oils for their skin and coat.

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Ideal Environment


They are active when young and will need sufficient exercise. They like chewing on toys and bones when young. Some owners strategically place bones throughout the house to prevent furniture chewing.

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