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China, homeland of the "Shar Pei"
The origin of this ancient breed of dogs can be traced to the southern Chinese province of Kwang Tung. It first appeared at the beginning of the Han Dynasty, approximately in the year 200 b. C.
old scholars
The Shar-Pei breed, with more than 2000 years of existence, was in great danger at the beginning of the sixties Around 1950, the Chinese Communist Republic government, leaded by Mao Tse-Tung, imposed very high taxes on dog owners. Only those owners that kept their dogs .as anutritional source escaped those taxes. Due to the high taxes and Chinese people's poverty, the dog population in general was tremendously reduced, and especially the Shar-Pei breed. Only a few Wrinkle dogs remained, bred by peasant farmers and sold in the street market as rich in protein meat. Some Shar-Pei could still be found at the period in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, where they had been smuggled.

My first Shar-Pei was a beige male whose name was "KUNG-FU'S BAG DAN". He was born the 18th of June, in 1982.

I acquired him the 12th ofDecember, in 1982, from the dog breeder's of Mr. Joachim Weinberg at Rosengarten (Germany). The father of the puppy was. "DOWN-HOMES CREAM ZULU" and his mother: "SHIR DU SAM KU".