The Shar Pei, or Chinese Shar-Pei dog is known for its distinctive features of deep wrinkles and a blue-black tongue. The breed comes from China. Its appearance. Small, triangular ears, a muzzle shaped like that of a hippopotamus, and a high-set tail also give the Shar Pei a unique look. The origin of the Chinese Shar-Pei can be traced to the province of Guangdong and has existed for centuries in the southern provinces of China.