7. THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT KINDS.
There are two distinct types of Shar-Pei to choose from, both with equally fearsome (or silly, depending on your perspective) names: “bone mouths” and “meat mouths.” Both terms refer to the shape and muscles of the muzzle.
Snouts with less padding are typically called bone mouths, while dogs with heftier muzzles are called meat mouths. The latter is generally more popular, and you can see that most dogs in the breed have thick muzzles as a result.