Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

Etymologies

Chinese (Mandarin) shā pí, sand fur : shā, sand + , fur.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Responding to a call, a Humane Society officer found a Shar-Pei running loose in a concrete yard with very little shade.

    D.C. Animal Watch

  • All my favorites - especially the ones that remind me of Shar-Pei dogs with their beautiful wrinkles.

    Liz Neumark: Tomato Thief

  • 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.

    Pam Spaulding: Thought Provoking Surprises in Breed-Specific Legislation

  • 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.

    Pam Spaulding: Thought Provoking Surprises in Breed-Specific Legislation

  • An officer picked up a 2-year-old brown female Chinese Shar-Pei with no identification.

    Prince George's County Animal Watch

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Oh No She Didn’t

  • 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.

    Post Now: Owner of attacked dog supports police

  • 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.

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles » Print » Dog Genes

  • 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."

    China's Anti-Goldman Sachs Book

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