You have made your decision and you want a Shar Pei. Now that you have decided what dog you want the time has come to find a place to buy that dog from. A Shar Pei breeder is someone you should choose with care because they are someone that you will be dealing with for many years to come. If you get yourself involved with a Shar Pei breeder that does not know what they are doing then you could be asking for trouble so do your homework and make the right choice. Always check and see if the breeder you are talking to is listed with a national breeder registry. A national breeder registry will have standards set for breeding that their breeders subscribe to. If a breeder is not listed with a registry then ask them why and find out what standards for breeding they use if they are not using proven standards set up by a national organization. Check with local law enforcement about the Shar Pei breeder you are considering just in case they have had any run-ins with the law in the recent past. It is always a good idea to check with law enforcement because you can never tell just by looking at someone if they are dishonest or not. Chances are that if a particular breeder has had a run in with the law then they are probably not a breeder that you want to be doing this very important business with. Most reputable businesses are listed with the Better Business Bureau and you can do a quick internet search on the Better Business Bureau website to see if the Shar Pei breeder you are considering has ever had any complaints lodged against them regarding their business practices and if those complaints were answered. If you see a lot of business complaints then move on because you are not dealing with a real professional breeder. Never forget that your vet is usually plugged in to the information that flows around the local breeder community and your vet can be a great source of advice and information on how to conduct your search for a Shar Pei breeder and they can also offer their opinion on the breeders you are considering. Your vet has your pet's health in mind as much as you do so always listen to a recommendation from your vet when it comes to choosing a breeder. A conversation with the breeder can also give you an idea of how they run their business and what kind of person they are. If they have no time for talk then they are not someone you want to do business with. A good breeder will ask you as many questions as you ask them and they will want you to be comfortable with them before you buy a dog. Always be ready to ask a lot of questions. You can find information on detecting fake Shar Pei breeders in this article. You can find helpful Shar Pei information in this article and others like it.