American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a Chinese breed of medium-sized dog having loose wrinkled skin, a short rough coat, and a blue-black mouth and tongue. Also called Chinese Shar-Pei.
- Chinese (Mandarin) shā pí, sand fur : shā, sand + pí, fur. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Responding to a call, a Humane Society officer found a Shar-Pei running loose in a concrete yard with very little shade.”
“All my favorites - especially the ones that remind me of Shar-Pei dogs with their beautiful wrinkles.”
“Up until the introduction of Breed Specific Legislation, designed to target breeds alleged to be "more likely" to attack and largely aimed at criminalising the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Shar-Pei was regarded as a breed designed, bred and selected for dog fighting.”
“It is worth mentioning that the Chinese and Taiwanese still regard the Shar-Pei as a dog-fighting breed, although the prohibitive cost of the breed has done much to discourage such abuse.”
“An officer picked up a 2-year-old brown female Chinese Shar-Pei with no identification.”
“He shows his patient how to loosen his tongue by shaking his jowls — Mr. Rush ' s Shar-Pei features are perfectly suited to this exercise — by jumping up and down, rolling on the floor unregally, speaking his thoughts to the tune of " Swanee River " or firing off a fusillade of four-letter words that will have George Carlin grinning in his grave.”
“You might have boobs down to your knees and an ass with more wrinkles than a Shar-Pei—but nobody else has to know about it except, of course, your spouse, which is why I always recommend having some piece of dirt on your significant other in case he or she starts mouthing off.”
“The other dog, whose owner has described it as a Shar-Pei mix named Parrot, attacked Sushi, Martins said, and a scramble ensued to separate the two.”
“Dog genes that code for such signature pet traits as the furrowed skin of the Shar-Pei have been identified in a study that shows how centuries of breeding gave rise to 400 kinds of domestic dogs.”
“Where Taibbi imagined Goldman as a "vampire squid," Li's book imagines "a cruel Manchurian tiger with the IQ of an Israeli Shar-Pei dog.”
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