Shar Pei dog – why is the skin wrinkled?
December 17, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids
Wrinkled skin of Shar Pei dog looks this way because in the past, this species was used to fight. His large amount of wrinkled skin of Shar Pei’s was harder to be bitten by the opponent and less painful for him.
In fact this attribute is inappropriate for them and contradicts a long tradition.
The name derives from two Chinese ideograms: shu, which means “sand”, and Pei, meaning “skin”. Placed end to end are “sand skin”.