Chinese Shar-Pei

The Chinese Shar-Pei means "sand skin" referring to there loose skin and harsh coat. The coat comes in 3 different types. Brush Coat, Horse Coat and Bear Coat.  The coats come in different colors but only solid colors and sables are allowed to be shown in Owner /Handler conformation class. 


General Appearance of the Chinese Shar-Pei is an alert, compact dog of medium size and substance; square in profile, close coupled; the well proportioned head slightly, but not overly large for the body.  The short, harsh coat, the loose skin covering the head and body, the small ears, the "hippopotamus" muzzle shape and the high set tail impart to the Shar-Pei a unique look peculiar to him alone.  The loose skin and wrinkles covering the head, neck and body are superabundant in puppies but these features may be limited to the head, neck and withers in the adult. The height is 18 to 20 inches at the withers. The AKC or the CSPCA does not recognize the term "miniature" for the Shar-Pei.  The  average weight is 45 to 60 pounds. A Shar-Pei is measured by height not weight.  


 The movement of the Shar-Pei is to be judged at a trot. The gait is free and balanced with the feet tending to converge on a centerline of gravity when the dog moves at a vigorous trot. The gait combines good forward reach and strong drive in the hindquarters. Proper movement is essential.

The standard temperament of the Shar-Pei is regal, alert, intelligent, dignified, lordly, scowling, sober and snobbish essentially independent and somewhat standoffish with strangers, but extreme in his devotion to his family. The Shar-Pei stands firmly on the ground with a calm, confident stature.

Our Passion is Our Legacy

SandStones is located in Southeastern part of North Dakota. Together we have owned Chinese Shar-Pei for over 25 years before we adventured into breeding.  We been blessed to meet amazing people over the years , whom  we now  consider to be close friends.  We look forwards to many more years to come. 


As breeders, we strive to do our very best to make sure our dogs are happy and healthy.  Many of our dogs are active with our local Kennel Club participating in different events such as Conformation, Barn Hunt, Rally, Agility, and Obedience.  A well socialized Shar-Pei, is happy and trainable. We encourage Pei owners to start training and socializing their new puppy right away.  The Shar-Pei is a versatile, primal, and highly intelligent breed.

Our dogs have been healthy going back generations. We have not experienced Shar-Pei Fevers, Swollen Hock Syndrome, or Major Skin Issues. 

We understand that genetic health issues can happen. All our puppies have a 2 year health guarantee.  

 Our dogs and puppies thrive on Diamond Premium dog food. 


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Our Home to Yours

At SandStones, we strive to make sure your new puppy had the best start in life as possible so they're excellent family members.  They're raised  in the home with lots love and attention. We know each individual personality.  We do our very best to match the puppy with the perfect home.  


We take pride in everyone of our puppies and we want the puppy stage to less stress  for both of you.  Your puppy will be started in  housing training, walking on the leash, and  a few basic commands. 


Your new puppy can go homes no earlier than 8 weeks old. All our puppies go home with a care package. They will have their puppy shots,  de-wormed, vet check, eye tacked ( if needed) and microchip.  Health Certificates will be provide for traveling outside of North Dakota.  



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