In not too long I am considering maybe to get a Shar Pei. I am afraid a Broholmer needs a little more space than I am able to offer and the other favorite, the CAO, I am not allowd to own in my country. My choice really depends on the need for exercise. I live in the city in a smaller appartment not far from big green areas. I am not interested in a Border Collie type dog that needs to run outside most of the day. :) I am able though to train, exercise and walk the dog for two-three hours each day.
The breed profiles online are not of much help. It is very important for me that my future dog can get along with my old dog, a 7-year old Flatcoated Retriever. He is a little dominant towards other male dogs. I am able to take the dog with me at work and it is important that the dog is able to welcome new dogs into the playpen where all the other dogs are - both males and females. How are they with people they have never met before - family, friends, children? I know the breed is reserved with strangers and that is fine. The most important thing is that the dog does not show aggression.
I am aware of the fact that these things depend a lot on their socialization. But I am curious to know if this is a difficult breed to socialize?
Are there any MD users with Shar Peis that can tell about their dogs and experiences?