Dog Talk: 3 Asian breeds with super impressive lineages


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The Shar-Pei dog breed is named for its ‘sand skin’ coat that gives it the adorable wrinkly look.

There was the viral story last month of the dog in Kuching that died from snake bite after protecting its family, and it got me wondering: when we talk of guard dogs, certain breeds spring to mind, such as the German Shepherd and the Rottweiler. However, there are Asian breeds that also have a super special rep.

In South-East Asia, the poster dog for toughness has to be the Shar-Pei. These dogs are named for their “sand skin” coats that give them their trademark adorable wrinkly look.

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