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Ancestry of Shar-Pei is uncertain. Pictures on pottery suggest the breed had existed as far back 206 BC. Maybe a descendant of the Chow Chow, a clear link between them is the purple tongue. Shar-Pei means sandy coat. They were used as multipurpose working dogs, believed that the wrinkles & black pigmented mouth would scare off any evil spirits. A Hong Kong businessman named Matgo Law got a few in an attempt to save the breed From those few dogs the Shar-Pei's rose in the US