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You took one look at some pictures of wrinkle covered Shar-pei puppies and fell in love. Now, you need to find a breeder who has Chinese Shar-Pei puppies for sale. Since this is such a specialized breed, you may not be able to find a local breeder, even if you search online. This means you may need to have your puppy shipped in from another location.
Shar-Pei puppies are extremely susceptible to heat, which means shipping this breed can be a bit of a challenge. Even if you can find an airline that ships during warm weather because the airline has a climate controlled cargo area, you should think twice about getting a puppy during the hotter months. After all, you can't be sure the puppy will be loaded into the plane in a timely fashion and sitting out on a cart waiting to be put into the hold could prove fatal. Shipping in the Spring and Fall months is best.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Shar-Peis are very sensitive to anesthesia. Ask the breeder to write a warning in a prominent place on the dog's crate that the vet should not use anesthesia if there is an emergency without checking into this issue.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|