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Ori Pei Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Ori Pei so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Pug and Shar-Pei mix

Ori Pei Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Ori Pei puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of an Ori Pei in the United States? How much money is an Ori Pei?

Where to buy an Ori Pei with a good pedigree?

$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Ori Pei, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Ori Pei for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Ori Pei gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Ori Pei? How many Ori Pei are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Ori Pei is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Ori Pei Size

Size
Is an Ori Pei small, medium or large dog?

How big do Ori Pei get?

What is the average size of an Ori Pei?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Ori Pei weigh? How much should an Ori Pei weight? What is the normal weight of an Ori Pei? How much does a full-grown Ori Pei weight?
20-40 pounds (9-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Ori Pei?
30 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Ori Pei? Ori Pei height:
15-18 inch (38-46 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Ori Pei?
16.5 inches (42 cm)

Ori Pei Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Ori Pei have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Ori Pei coats?
Black Red Blue Cream BrownFawn Apricot
Grooming
How to groom the Ori Pei and how often? How often should I take my Ori Pei to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Ori Pei doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Ori Pei is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Ori Pei dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Ori Pei? Do Ori Pei dogs shed a lot?
Ori Pei dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Ori Pei need a bath? How often should you give an Ori Pei a bath? Can I bathe my Ori Pei every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Ori Pei Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Ori Pei have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulLovingIndependentCourageousIntelligentFriendlyAffectionateLoyalDevotedGentleGoingCheerfulReservedSuspicious
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Ori Pei? Is the Ori Pei breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Ori Pei ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Ori Pei dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an Ori Pei?
Ori Pei dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Ori Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Ori Pei sensitivity:
Ori Pei dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Ori Pei a good family dog?
Average to High: Ori Pei dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Ori Pei need? Ori Pei social needs:
Ori Pei dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Ori Pei dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Ori Pei bark?
Low to Average: The Ori Pei rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Ori Pei good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Ori Pei dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Ori Pei dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Ori Pei dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Ori Pei can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Ori Pei will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Ori Pei bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Ori Pei? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Ori Pei? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Ori Pei has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Ori Pei has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Ori Pei? How much bite force does an Ori Pei have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Ori Pei bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Ori Pei, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Ori Pei do?
Ori Pei dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Ori Pei dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Ori Pei to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Ori Pei roam?
Ori Pei dogs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Ori Pei have high prey drive?
Ori Pei dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Ori Pei good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an Ori Pei in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Ori Pei breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Ori Pei dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an Ori Pei be left alone? How long can you leave an Ori Pei alone?
Ori Pei dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Ori Pei Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Ori Pei temperament with other people:
Ori Pei dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Ori Pei dogs get along with other pets? Are Ori Pei dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Ori Pei dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Ori Pei dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Ori Pei temperament with children:
Ori Pei dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Ori Pei dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Ori Pei breed live with a cat?
Ori Pei dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Ori Pei good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Ori Pei dogs get along with other dogs?
Ori Pei dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Ori Pei can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Ori Pei breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Ori Pei breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Ori Pei dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Ori Pei dogs good office canines? Do Ori Pei dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Ori Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Ori Pei dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Ori Pei temperament with senior people? Are Ori Pei dogs good for elderly owners?
Ori Peis are commonly okay with elderly people.

Ori Pei Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Ori Pei dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Ori Pei rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Ori Pei breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Ori Pei breed? Most common health risks of Ori Pei:
Hip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)BloatEpilepsyEntropionVaccination SensitivityElbow DysplasiaDemodectic MangeDistichiasisOsteochondrosis DissecansCorneal UlcersGlaucomaDry EyeHemi-vertebraeSeborrheaCheyletiella DermatitisNerve DegenerationProptosisPug Dog EncephalitisStaphylococcus InfectionYeast InfectionCutaneous MucinosisFeverPyoderma
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Ori Pei breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Ori Pei see the vet?
Rare
The Ori Pei should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Ori Pei dogs live? How old can a Ori Pei be? What is the age limit of the Ori Pei? How many years can the oldest Ori Pei live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Ori Pei?

How long is the lifespan of an Ori Pei?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Ori Pei: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Ori Pei breed hypoallergenic?
No
Ori Pei dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Ori Pei have? What is the activity level of the Ori Pei?
Ori Pei dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Ori Pei need? How much exercise do Ori Pei dogs require per day?

Do Ori Pei dogs need a lot of exercises?

Ori Pei dogs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Ori Pei breed need?
Ori Pei dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Ori Pei need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Ori Pei breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Ori Pei? How much food should I feed my Ori Pei?
2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Ori Pei risk for obesity:
High: The Ori Pei breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Ori Pei more often.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Ori Pei weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The Ori Pei has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Ori Pei drool?
The Ori Pei is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Ori Pei As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Ori Pei be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Ori Pei is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Ori Pei be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Ori Pei be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Ori Pei breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Ori Pei be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Ori Pei is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Ori Pei be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Ori Pei is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Ori Pei be a boat dog?

Not really

Ori Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Ori Pei be a drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Ori Pei breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Ori Pei dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Ori Pei Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Ori Pei pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Ori Pei breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Ori Pei: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Ori Pei have in a litter? How many puppies can the Ori Pei breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Ori Pei have? How many puppies can an Ori Pei give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Ori Pei Recognition

AKC Group
Is Ori Pei recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Ori Pei recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Ori Pei Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Ori Pei breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Ori Pei doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Ori Pei dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Ori Pei dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Ori Pei dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Ori Pei dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Ori Pei dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Ori Pei dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Stinkiness: The Ori Pei has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Ori Pei breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Mouthiness: Ori Pei dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Ori Pei dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Ori Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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