The Sharp Eagle is a cross between the breeds Chinese Shar Pei and Beagle. They are a breed of zealous dogs that commonly takes part in agility. Very much like their Chinese shar pei parents, they are medium and well-built, sturdy dogs with facial and shoulder folds. Like both their parents, they have floppy ears. Their eyes are fairly round, and the muzzle is stout, ending in a black nose. The sharp eagles are fairly common, and are well-known family pets that are adaptable to apartment life.
|Also known as||Shar Pei Beagle Mix, Norfolk Mountain Dog|
|Coat||Short, thick, coarse|
|Colors||Brown, black, black & tan, white, cream|
|Type||Non-sporting dog, Hound dog, Watchdog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Height (Size)||Medium; 18-19 inches (full size adults)|
|Personality Traits||Affectionate, aggressive, loyal, social, active, protective, cheerful, alert|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA|
Though the sharp eagles are caring and affectionate, they are otherwise a bit of an aggressive-natured canine. They would bark at the very sight of anything strange or suspicious to alert their family members, which make them a good watchdog.
The sharp eagles are playful and active that show lots of energy. They get along well with children and other pets, including dogs. These dogs tend to prefer larger dogs, but would also do well with the smaller ones, provided they are socialized properly. They are much fond of their owners and their families in return of a little attention. In fact, not just owners, once their primary introduction with your guests is over, they would enjoy spending time around them.
These canids are not much comfortable with the idea of being left alone or outside for long hours, which might develop a whining nature in them. The Sharp eagle dogs at times show obstinate behavior, especially when they get a scent of something. This is the reason why it would not be wise to let them loose, off their leash, when they are outdoors. They are not much comfortable in warm climate.
The sharp eagles are smart, inquisitive dogs. In general, they would pick up training very fast. Just that, at times, they need their own time and your patience before they act on it. But do remember that, in order to control the inborn stubbornness and the frequent aggressive attitude of your dog, early obedience training is very important. Do not delay beginning your dog’s training soon after you adopt it from the breeder or some rescue.
Give it proper socialization training, and all the etiquette a pet dog must abide by. Be firm (but never rude) and assert yourself as the leader of its pack with a proper attitude. Give them housebreaking, crate trainings simultaneously. But they love your attention and are always eager to please you. So, do praise and pat them with every success they make. Positive reinforcement is the key to find success in training this canine easily.
General dog diet, consisting of all the vital nutrients an energetic dog of its size would need, is recommended. Never compromise with the quality of your dog’s food.