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A cross of two cuddly and fluffy dogs would be no less appealing and enticing than their parents. As cute as a button, these curious and smart dogs have a humorous side to their character, raising them to the stature of perfect entertainers. With an Ori-Pei at home, you are for sure to have a blast always. Just don’t leave them alone for long as they could show their destructive side then.

Do not underestimate them because of their small size. These lap dogs would not fail to display their protective instincts when the need arises like their Shar-Pei parent.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:American Ori-Pei, Pugpei, Sharpug, Pug-A-Pei, Pug a Pei
  • Breed Registry Details:ACA, APRI, ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR
  • Common Physical Features:Stocky built; wrinkled body mostly like the Shar-Pei or facial folds similar to the Pug; large round head; dark eyes; square muzzle; thin, rose or button-shaped ears; curly tail
  • History:It was developed during the 1970s in North America by Aron Silver, a breeder from Michigan’s Dorr. He wanted a dog like the Shar  Pei sans the health problems of the latter.
  • Coat Type:Short, soft, and smooth
  • Colors:Black, sand, fawn, lilac, red, cream
  • Lifespan:12 – 15 years
  • Size:Small to medium
  • Height:12 – 15 inches
  • Weight:15 – 30 pounds
  • Litter Size:2 – 5 puppies
  • Temperament:Intelligent, good-tempered, smart, charming, though a little headstrong at times
  • Kids-Friendly:Yes
  • Stranger-friendly:Somewhat; aloof at the beginning but friendly once he comes to know him or her
  • Animal-Friendly:Somewhat; good with dogs but could chase cats and smaller pets though in pursuit of play
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate; thrives well in a temperate climate
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Moderate
  • Exercise Requirements:Moderate; Walking: 30 – 40 minutes; Jogging and Playing: 20 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; once a week
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; once a week
  • Nail Clipping:Occasional; once a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 1.5 – 2 cups per day
    Puppies: ½ cup ry dog food per day
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:Moderate; barks only when needed
  • Trainability:Moderate since they get stubborn and independent at times
  • Common Health Problems:Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, Shar-pei fever, hypothyroidism
  • Origin:USA

Did You Know

  • Ori-Peis have gained dog popularity among dog enthusiasts due to their fluffiness and friendly nature. Bacon Bear is one such sought-after Ori-Pei who ruled social media for quite some time.
  • They reign above many others when it comes to putting up good behavior at home or outside. Their owners bear testimony to this fact. Hailey Baptiste, who brought her Ori-Pie, Tsonga at the WTT, speaks about how cooperative and well-mannered he has always been.

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