The regulars of social networks have a new favorite of the week – the dog Harvey, that was lucky to be born a Shar-Pei. Or unlucky because Harvey has become the quintessential breeder and the focal point of the breed’s fashion trends.
The hostess, Teresa Arguimbau, is crazy about his folds!
An interesting fact – the ancestors of Shar-Pei were hunting and fighting dogs. Harvey is completely different, soft, silly and awkward. It is also very soft and warm to the touch because it has skin, which is unique even for Shar-Pei, with practically no wool.
Wrinkles are the main value, but also Harvey’s problem. It turns out that in modern breeding Shar-Pei they are very vulnerable! For example, when a puppy drinks water, he dives with his whole head into a bowl, water penetrates into the folds and will not flow out if the mother dog does not lick or wipe the owner.
At the same time, the skin in folds should be moisturized with water or creams at least every two days. Sanitizing with Harvey is the most troublesome part, but Teresa loves to look after him.
Another misfortune is vision. Again, due to selection errors, the skin around the eyes at birth overhangs in excess, the puppies do not see anything and this will not go away on its own.
You have to put on staples to tighten the leather, but in Harvey’s case, they had to put on extra stitches and tighten them every few days, there was so much excess leather. The kid got sight, but its quality leaves much to be desired.
Today, Shar-Pei Harvey is widely known on the island of Menorca, where he lives with the hostess, and in social networks, he has more and more fans. The dog loves walking on the beach and fiddling in the sand, which adds to the problems with washing it, but what can’t you do for your pet?