2 Responses to American Ori Pei

  1. Sam says:

    I loved the Shar Pei breed however lived in a smaller apartment and so wanted a smaller dog, and a previous shar pei I had years before had developed entropion and it was really painful for her. Plus the surgeries… Awful.
    I got Molly the Ori-Pei at 8 weeks and she’s been an absolute treasure. I work as a dog trainer and I started Molly off with positive reinforcement clicker training right from the get go and she is such a clever, trainable, food driven dog. It takes typically 5-6 repitions of a new behaviour before she understands, or less.
    She can close doors, jump through hula hoops and “arm hoops”, do freestyle dance-obedience tricks, heeling, and like a million other things. Such a clever cookie!
    Molly does have the typical Shar Pei guard dog behaviour attitude and can get quite worked up about new people coming in the house but she accepts people after a couple visits or a few treats. She gets over it much quicker if new people ignore her completely, she will come right over to them to cuddle. Actively attempting to pet her while she’s barking will only make her bark more. Outside of the home she is a perfect lady and will accept pets from strangers.
    Molly also loves to play at the dog park.
    In my experience, with plenty of socialization from a young age the Ori Pei can be a great family dog to have around kids and other dogs, as well as a clever and capable obedience or agility dog.
    Ideally if the Ori Pei is a first generation mix the Shar Pei should be on the smaller end of the shar pei size spectrum. The larger Pei’s mixed with Pugs tend to look disproportionate (in my opinion) . Even better would be a hybrid a few generations in. Highly recommend ! 🙂

    • Nancy Kilpatrick says:

      Hello, We just discovered this breed. We have had 3 Shar Peis and they were great dogs, but lots of medical issues. Our last pei just died of cancer. We are very interested in learning more about the Ori Pei. How did you find your puppy, through a breeder or rescue? Thanks!

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