Lets in brace the Flowered Shar Pei
The Flowered Shar Pei played a very important role in the developement of the breed in America from the beginning.Now that breeders and buyers are becoming more educated about the flowered shar pei people are coming forth with the most beautiful and unique peis anywhere.
Many breeders wonder what in the world happened when their litter has a Flowered Shar Pei.Where did it come from? Reports show that after 8 to 15 generations of breeding the Shar Pei in America the Flowered Shar Pei become a very noticed part of the breed.
The “flowered or spotted gene” is documented throughout the official Chinese Shar-Pei stud books beginning with the very first Shar-Pei ever registered in America and continues to appear regularly throughout the decades. The variation originated in China and plays an integral part of the breeds development in the States, strongly influencing the gene pool of the foundation stock. Nearly 90% of today’s’ Shar-Pei can be traced back to one or more of the very first 20 Shar-Pei registered with the parent club, The Chinese Shar-Pei Club Of America ( hereafter referred to as the CSPCA) and literally all of today’s Shar-Pei carry the flowered gene somewhere in their pedigree.
Flowered or spotted Shar-Pei is a dog with at least a 3/4 solid colored head, carrying an inverted ” ^ ” design toward the rear of the head. The body is at least 50% white with patches and ticking of the same color randomly distributed over the rest of the body. The Flowered Shar-Pei can be found in virtually any color as a solid Shar-Pei including sable and blue. The pattern of the Flowered Shar-Pei today can still be identified as the same pattern found on Down Homes Sweet Pea born in 1973, a Hong Kong Shar-Pei sent over by Hong Kong breeder Matgo Law and sire to the first Shar-Pei dog registered in the United States. There is no other breed today marked exactly like the Flowered Shar-Pei.
Since the flowered gene is recessive in relation to the solid color gene, and both sire and dam must be carriers of the gene in order for a physically flowered Shar-Pei to be produced from solid colored parents. Two flowered Shar-Pei bred together could produce a whole litter of flowered offspring, if no other dominating factors were present
Some examples of the flowered Shar Pei
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