The Ori Pei is a hybrid mix of the Pug and the Shar-Pei. This is one of the designer dog breeds which has produced at least six generations of hybrid canines since its inception in 1970. The hybrid was born in 1970 when Aaron Silver, in the United States, bred a Pug with a Shar-Pei for the purposes of reducing the size and the health problems of his beloved Shar-Pei breed, creating a lovable and playful furry family member cleverly disguised as a couch potato who will melt the heart of anyone in the vicinity.
Your Ori Pei hybrid furry family member is an interesting little guy to be sure. Because he is a mix between the Pug and the Shar-Pei, he can, of course, take on the temperament characteristics of one or both parent breeds. Also, because this hybrid has over six generations of breeding behind it, we have some fairly reliable temperament information from owners and breeders which indicate that this hybrid canine is friendly, gentle and easily forms attachments to family members. With some early socialization, this hybrid will get along great with children and other animals, but because he enjoys the chase and challenge, he may be a bother (but not a danger) to the family cat.