The Chinese Bullterrier was developed by crossing the Shar-Pei with Staffordshire Bull Terriers and American Pit Bulls. Its fanciers claim that this breed is much closer to the original old-style Shar Pei. Like the Chinese Bulldog breed, this powerful dog is primarily a fighter.
Very aggressive and confrontational, the Chinese Bullterrier is unsuitable as a pet animal in urban environments, but can make an excellent property guardian. Muscular, strong and athletic, this breed resembles a Chinese Shar Pei, but without any of the trademark loose skin. The Chinese Bullterrier has natural drop-ears, but they are usually cropped for fighting purposes.
The coat is short, dense and flat, common in solid shades of fawn, brown, black and brindled, with white markings allowed. Average height is around 20 inches.