it is a pug/shar pei mix. My neighbor has one. She is cute...but she is super shy. She is also really skittish. She is a cute one...but i have seen really ugly ones. Because it is a mix they all look different. There isn't a set look.
I am not a big advocate of mixed breeds, especially this one. Both breeds, are wonderful, have much to offer as pets, breeders, show. But, we must keep in mind there are heath issues to consider and this is where my problem with the Ori Pei lies.
Shar Pei (my breed) has some major health issues and a cure is not available at this time (I am speaking of Amyloid). I personally, have lost one of mine to this disease and believe me it is horrible. Pugs have breathing problems, then the eye problems mixed with a Shar Pei and their eye problems...there is a never ending list of possible health issues.
This mix can't produce uniformity in the offspring...just like you said none of them look alike. So how can this be a breed ? Can't, because there is no standard look. And lastly, my big question...If you have a dog that is nice enough to breed...Why would you breed it to another breed ? JMO
I have an Ori Pei and he is the greatest. He is a clown. he sleeps in until 9am atleast but has energy for the rest of the day to play. Yes, just like a Shar pei, we had to get his eyes tacked twice before they would keep the eyelids from hurting his eyes. And just like humanes, my dog does have allergies. When my husbands acted up, Willies act up. But then again, the Rottweiller across the road has allergies also. They are kind of expensive at first but he was well worth it.
I have a 2 year old male Ori Pei named Doc. We adopted him from a local humane society. He's a funny little booger...snores like a chainsaw and will eat anything that isn't nailed to the floor!
No complaints until Saturday when he began having grand mal seizures. Scary stuff. Now he's on meds and we're praying they continue to work for him (so far so good...no seizures since Sunday). He's got no underlying medical causes according to bloodwork & ultrasounds, so it looks like he has epilepsy. This seems to be something more common in the pug line but uncommon in shar peis. He's neutered, of course, so he won't be passing this along, wherever it came from.
He's also had to have Cherry Eye surgery.
Other than that, he's a perfect dog and just hysterical to have around. He's a little clown and will do just about anything for attention!
we have a male ori pei also and yes he is the greatest. what surprises us most is his strength. this dog is the most affectionate, loveing, protective, and all around fun dog we have every owned. we also have a pugs and a lab , what a team they are.
As a Pug Breeder, and also an admirer of the Shar Pei, i could not see the purpose of mixing two breeds that have already many known health issues. I was personally shocked how much these pups are selling for.. when really they are just mutts at this point and not a reconized breed.
I have this article on Hybrid Vigor, can't remember for the life of me who wrote it... but it wasn't me, but i did find it very interesting after 25 years in the breeding game.
The concept of hybrid vigor assumes that a crossbred animal (and this term is most often used in discussing dogs) will be healthier than a purebred. In reality, this is often false. In order to be a hybrid, an animal must be the product of two different species: donkey and a horse, offspring is a mule; lion (m) and a tiger (f), offspring is a liger; tiger (m) and lion (f), offspring is a tigon; wolf and domestic dog, offspring is called a wolf hybrid. Remember high school Biology, animal classification: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species? Each animal in the crosses mentioned share the same Family (Equus, Felis, Canis) but are different species. The offspring are hybrids. Domestic dogs are the same species familiaris. When you cross breed domestic dogs (Canis familiaris ), you are within the same species; therefore, not creating a hybrid. Hybrids are not problem free. In Ligers, no fertile male has ever been found and necropsies have proven sterility in them. Other issues in ligers and tigons: ligers may be prone to gigantism and tigons may be prone to dwarfism. Both hybridizations have shown an increase in cancer rates and decrease in lifespan. (Tiger Territory, M. Annabell, 2001). In wolf/dog hybrids, there are often behavioral issues. The domestic dog differs greatly in behavior from a wolf. Dogs were bred to be cooperative with humans while wolves fear humans and try to avoid us. Even domestic Wolves are far different from dog in terms of behavior. Dogs often accept leadership happily while adult wolves will fight for leadership within the pack. The wolf/dog hybrid can be a time bomb temperamentally when they hit full maturity. Wolves also differ from dogs in other ways including: skull structure, nutritional needs, estrus cycles, etc. (Canine Hybrid Issues Surrounding the Wolf Dog , M. Sloan, J. Moore Porter, 2001) Returning to the domestic dog: Canis familiaris. A breed is not a separate species, it is just a set of genes specifically bred to exhibit certain traits like the coat an Old English Sheepdog has or the build of a Rottweiler. With C. Familiaris, we just took traits in dogs of the same species and developed them to various breeds. An example that may clarify this: all humans are Homo sapiens regardless of color, eye shape, etc. Nature helped develop certain traits to best suit the environment the H. sapiens were developing in. All domestic dogs are C. Familiaris; we just developed them into different breeds. Species is the same but there are differences based on need. What determines a breed in the loosest sense is that when bred to another of the same breed, you will end up with the same traits. When you breed a German Shepherd Dog to another GSD, you only get GSDs. You will not get something that looks like a Labrador Retriever. If you cross a GSD and a Lab, you can get offspring that look more GSD, more Lab or resemble both parents in varying ways. With purebreds you have a predictable outcome. With crosses, you do not. It takes many generations to fix the traits in a new breed – not just four or five. For example, the Shetland Sheepdog, a breed from the Shetland Isles is NOT a miniaturized Collie. But the Sheltie is a breed that is only about 100 years old – relatively new. Collie was crossed into the early Sheltie to add to certain traits, but this also added the problem of oversized Shelties – something breeders have struggled with for many decades to correct due to the infusion of Collie blood into a developing breed Crossbred dogs such as the Cock-a-poo are NOT hybrids nor are they breeds. The Cock-a-poo Club of America states in its guidelines that in order to be a cock-a-poo, that you breed Cocker (American or English) to a Toy or Miniature Poodle. This is not a breed; it is a cross – a mutt. Cock-a-poos may look very Poodle, very Cocker or somewhere in between. Even a Cock-a-poo bred to a Cock-a-poo is not a breed. Remember, it can take decades or more to get true-breeding traits – or to repair damage done when something else is crossed in during the early history of a breed just beginning to come together There is research that states the domestication of what we know today as a dog may have started longer ago that assumed – maybe as much as 100,000 years ago based on mitochondrial DNA studies of wolves and dogs. (The Truth About Dogs, S. Budiansky, 1999) No one really knows for certain when wild canines began domesticating themselves or we began domesticating them. Therefore, the creation of specific breeds is relatively new in the grand scheme of the history of the domestic dog. Bones of truly domesticated dogs were found dating back to as early as 5,000 BC. Ancient pictures show dogs that were of definite sight hound type. (Dogs of Ancient Egypt, J. Dunn). Back to Hybrid Vigor: is it true? No. Returning to the cock-a-poo example. Poodles and Cockers have many of the same health problems; therefore, a cross of them might actually stand a higher risk of inheriting a problem than a purebred pup from a good breeder. Some of the problems in both breeds are: hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, epilepsy, poor temperaments, allergies, skin and ear problem, Legg-Calve-Perthe's, luxating patellas, hypothyroidism, cryptorchidism, gastric torsion ( Cock-a-poos, Cindy Tittle Moore, 1997). Yes, things like ear infections, allergies, temperaments and gastric torsion have hereditary as well as environmental influences.
We believe we have an ori pei. We just got our dog from a shelter two weeks ago. She is four years old and people think she is a sharpei puppy but she is obviously not. Our vet believes we have an ori pei. She is a great, great dog-smart, well behaved and loyal. She loves to walk and walk and walk. We are very pleased.
We absolutely LOVE our Ori Pei. He is the cutest and sweetest dog ever. As we researched, we found them to be exactly what we were told. He is sweet, easy to train, goofy, cute, and great with our children. House breaking was a cinch and so has everything else been. He is easy to please and thinks he is one of the kids. He loves to cuddle, even as a puppy. We found the PERFECT pet for our family. He has short soft hair, he snorts like a little piggy, and squeels like one too. He is just adorable. I think the mix was a great idea, as he is very healthy and has big beautiful eyes that have not needed to be tacked back. Like with any breeds it takes time to correct problems and every breed has it's issues, but his issues are minimal compared to other breeds. We will never get a different breed. We will always want and adopt an Ori pei!!
oh I'm sorry but this mix isn't very cute to me...not their fault. But most people think that of the Bull terrier and I think they are sooo adorable! Link to Ori Pei- http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/oripei.htm
lol all these new people seem to have these dogs....I didn't think they were that popular! Maybe a cockapoo or puggle...do any of you have pictures to post?
I own a ori-pei and love it she is almost 2 yrs old has had no problems whatsoever. everyone dissing this hybrid has obviously never owned one.also how can u call any breed mutts? its like calling a african american or white guy a mutt cause they are from a different region and theyre skin is a different color due to that? do u think every breed of dog was from different species? if so your a total idiot.Also how many other breeds of dogs reflect different color patterns? Like every single breed there is damn there. so how can u say none look alike? its like calling a brindle pit a mutt.
Further a formost anyone wanting a great indoor dog thats intelligent and loving get a ori-pei.