The Breed>The Shar Pei Breed Quiz

Multiple Choice

  1. The general appearance of the Shar Pei is

  1. Active compact dog, square close-coupled, medium size and substance, the head rather large but not overly large for the body.

  2. A close-coupled, compact dog of medium size, leg somewhat long compared to body length and head somewhat large for the body.

  3. A medium size dog, somewhat long in the body.

  4. None of the above.

  1. Which of the following is a serious fault?

  1. Dew claws on hind leg.

  2. Wrinkles on head.

  3. Bluish-black spotted tongue.

  4. Ears with curled edges.

  1. The eyes of the Shar Pei are:

  1. Round in shape.

  2. Almond in shape.

  3. Widely set apart.

  4. Very light-coloured.

  1. The ears are:

  1. Cropped into equilateral triangles.

  2. Very small, rather thick, equilateral triangles.

  3. Pricked.

  4. Pendulous.

  1. The correct bite is:

  1. Level.

  2. Undershot.

  3. Pincer.

  4. Scissor.

  1. The coat texture is a distinguishing feature of the breed because it is:

  1. Soft and neatly trimmed.

  2. Long with "feathers" on the back legs.

  3. Short, harsh and off-standing of the main trunk of the body but generally flatter on the limbs.

  4. Wirey and neatly stripped on the ears.

  1. Correct coat length is:

  1. 2.5 cm or more on the tail.

  2. 2.5 cm or more on the withers.

  3. No longer than 2.5 cm at the withers.

  1. The skull  is:

  1. Rounded.

  2. Flat and broad.

  3. Apple-shaped.

  4. Half as wide as it is long.

  1. The muzzle  is:

  1. Snipey.

  2. Tapering.

  3. Broad and full.

  4. Short.

  1. The head is proudly carried with:

  1. Wrinkles on the forehead and cheeks.

  2. Bright, round eyes.

  3. Excessive wrinkling on the cheeks.

  4. Alert and with pricked ears.

  1. The hind pasterns of the Shar Pei are:

  1. Short and slightly sickle-hocked when viewed from the side.

  2. Short, perpendicular to the ground, and parallel when viewed from the rear.

  3. Short and cow-hocked when viewed from the rear.

  4. Long and perpendicular to the ground when viewed from the rear.

  1. The coat colour that is NOT an eliminating fault is:

  1. Brindle.

  2. Tan-pointed pattern.

  3. Spotted.

  4. Solid colour.

  1. The neck of the Shar Pei  is:

  1. Medium length and set into the shoulders.

  2. Elegantly arched.

  3. Strong and short.

  4. Gently sloping into the shoulders.

  1. The topline:

  1. Is straight from the withers to the tail.

  2. Slopes down toward the croup.

  3. Dips slightly behind the withers, rising slightly over the short broad loin.

  4. Is shrimp-backed.

  1. The tail is a distinguishing feature of the breed because it is:

  1. High set.

  2. Absent.

  3. Feathered and curls over the back and to the side.

  4. A drop tail, somewhat thick at the base and tapering to a fine point.

  1. The feature that is NOT a serious fault is a:

  1. Lower lip rolled in.

  2. Deviation from a scissor bite.

  3. A soft coat, a wavy coat, a coat in excess of 2.5 cm in length at the withers.

  4. Compact feet.

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True or False

  1. Both front and hind dew claws must be removed

  2. The tongue, roof of mouth, gums and flews have a solid bluish-black colour in all coat colours except dilute colours which have a solid lavender pigmentation.

  3. Movement is to be judged at a trot.

  4. Wrinkles on forehead and cheeks continuing to form a dewlap.

  5. Only solid colours are acceptible.

  6. The short, harsh coat is one of the distinguishing features of the breed.

  7. Shar Pei have outgoing temperament and tend to make friends easily with strangers.

  8. The high tail set is a characteristic of the breed.

  9. Darkly-pigmented Shar Pei are to be faulted for light pigmentation on their noses.

  10. Shar Pei should exhibit good forward reach with the front legs and strong drive in the hindquarters.

  11. Shar Pei have a well-padded muzzle and may have a bulge at the base of the nose.

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