Facts & Origin
Profile: Tosa-Pei (Tosa Inu and Shar-Pei mix)
The Tosa-Pei, an impressive mix of Tosa Inu and Shar-Pei, combines the uniqueness and strength of both breeds. He exemplifies the diversity and charm of mixed breed dogs.
Origin and history
The Tosa Pei combines two different cultures and traditions:
- Tosa Inu: Originally from Japan, the Tosa Inu was bred as a sumo fighting dog. This breed is known for its strength, courage and endurance.
- Shar Pei: An ancient Chinese dog, famous for its wrinkled skin and knobby nose bridge. He was often a farm dog used for herding and guarding.
|Origin||China - Japan|
|Life expectancy||9 - 12 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
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Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Tosa-Pei inherits a combination of traits from both parent breeds:
- Strong and courageous: These traits are inherited from both parent breeds.
- Loyal and affectionate: Tosa Peis tend to develop strong bonds with their families.
- Calm and reserved: they can be reserved towards strangers, which goes back to the Tosa Inu.
- Self-confident: thanks to the influence of the Shar-Pei, often considered independent.
Suitability and attitude
The Tosa Pei is not a dog for everyone. His suitability depends on several factors. He needs regular exercise and mental stimulation. In addition, a house with a fenced garden would be ideal.
Because of its size and strength, it is best suited for people who have experience handling larger breeds.
Care and health
As with any dog, there are certain care and health requirements for the Tosa Pei. Due to the wrinkled skin that can be inherited from the Shar-Pei side, the wrinkles should be checked and cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Furthermore, claw, eye and ear checks are part of regular care.
In addition, regular visits to the vet are important to detect possible health problems early, as well as a balanced diet plan to avoid obesity and skin problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Tosa Pei often shows an impressive mix of both parent breeds:
- Size: tends to be large, thanks to the influence of the Tosa Inu.
- Coat: Can vary, but often of medium length with the possibility of wrinkles inherited from the Shar-Pei side.
- Colors: A variety of colors, depending on the parents.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Amyloidosis refers to a group of diseases that share a common feature: the pathological abnormal deposition of a fibrous protein called amyloid in various tissues of the body. Several organs are often involved.
These dogs are usually described as large.
The Tosa Pei can be found in a variety of coat colors within the boundaries of its parent breeds.
Yes, Tosa Peis are intelligent and adaptable dogs that can be acclimated to a variety of lifestyles.
Yes, Tosa Peis are very playful and love to get affection and attention.