Anyone who sees a cute little wrinkled dog like a Shar Pei in a movie or on a television show will immediately fall in love with it. The truth is that the Chinese Shar Pei makes a wonderful actor because of its ability to follow directions. Obedient by nature, the Shar Pei can be trained to do a wide variety of things, including being a star on the big screen!
It's not the United States alone that has recognized the talents of the Chinese Shar Pei as this adorable dog can be spotted in commercials, television shows and big screen motion pictures across the world. In a British advertisement for anti-wrinkle cream, a Shar Pei appears as the subject requiring anti-wrinkle cream. In New Zealand, a Shar Pei named Roly has achieved 'Lassie-like' popularity after appearing in a series of commercials for paper towels. Even in Hong Kong, the Chinese Shar Pei has found its way into several popular television series.
In the United States, home of moviemaking, the Chinese Shar Pei has made quite a few appearances in popular culture. The Shar Pei has even found stardom in animation, appearing in several episodes of iconic cartoon 'The Simpsons' as the dog of teacher's pet, Martin Prince. Reaching the pinnacle of success in the United States, a Shar Pei called Nikko appeared in several magazine layouts with his owner, Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block. Currently, you can catch Bpo Bpo the Shar Pei on the television show 'Lost'.
Dog World Stardom
If you're not interested in having your dog work long hours on a Hollywood movie set, perhaps you should consider showing your Chinese Shar Pei in dog competitions. Highly regarded for their stocky bodies and short bristly hair, the Shar Pei can achieve a different level of stardom in the world of competitive dog showing. You're probably thinking that your wrinkly Shar Pei will not stand a chance against other more established breeds. But if you take a look at the records, a housecoat Chinese Sharp Pei won the distinguished "Best in Show" honor in 2005.
How to Begin
If you've decided that your Chinese Shar Pei is destined for superstardom, you should first take every step possible to create and maintain a communicative relationship with it. Your Shar Pei will need discipline if it is to succeed on the big screen or the stage of a dog show. Because these dogs are inclined to be obedient, all you need to do is encourage that behavior and communicate properly with your pup. Don't get frustrated or discouraged, just practice during playtime. If you get frustrated or try working with your Shar Pei during meal time, you will not achieve the desired results. During playtime, you can practice commands and teach your dog some tricks. It is important to reward your Shar Pei if it does well.