At first glance, these adorably plush rolls look more like a bundled blanket than a dog.
Yet six-month-old Harvey, a soft-skinned Shar Pei, is a prized pet who, owner, Teresa Moll Arguimbau, 22, is the perfect cuddling companion.
From his home in Menorca, Spain, the dog enjoys a weekly routine of being hydrated from head to toe to maintain his unique folds.
Miss Arguimbau, a student who lives with her family, said: I am completely crazy about her wrinkles and her skin. It is very soft and the wrinkles are very beautiful.
“In fact, one of the things I love most about Harvey is his wrinkles and giant double chin.
Six-month-old Harvey, whose fur rolls initially look more like a bundled blanket than a dog, has a weekly pampering routine performed by his gracious owner.
Siblings Dona, Harvey and Louis show off their adorable back rollers (left to right)
The owner described how dog mother Chloe, who also lives with the family, is often tasked with cleaning up after the unlucky puppy.
Miss Arguimbau said, “When he drinks water, he has all the water between his wrinkles and Chloe has to go lick the water that falls between the wrinkles.
“I try to put a moisturizer between her wrinkles every other day, to avoid irritation.
Native to the Far East, Shar Pei had fewer wrinkles on the skin, but over time breeders sought more and more of them.
Today, many Shar Pei owners are aware that they need to watch out for infections and keep their dogs hydrated in the folds of their skin.
Miss Arguimbau said sharing photos of Harvey’s incredible looks also allowed her to share tips and ideas with other owners about his care.
Miss Arguimbau said Harvey “like most Britons when they visit Menorca” loves sunbathing and going to the beach – but added that her skin can be sensitive to the sun.
Teresa Moll Arguimbau, 22, claims Harvey’s unique folds make him perfect for cuddles (pictured together)
While this adorably sagging Shar Pei does well with his wrinkles, his owner says he is maintenance-free.
She said: “The truth is, I didn’t expect this great affection from internet users, I discovered a great digital community and a great family, with whom I speak a lot and interact almost every day.
“Thanks to some of them, I was able to exchange a lot of advice, learn new things and above all be able to share Harvey’s daily life with people.
“Harvey also gets a lot of attention in the real world. Living on such a small island, where everyone knows each other, makes Harvey very well known here.
Harvey was born with two siblings, Dona and Louis, who have now moved to new homes.
But Miss Arguimbau said Harvey’s early days were not without a few wrinkles in the road because he had problems with his eyesight.
Native to the Far East, Shar Pei had fewer wrinkles on their skin, but over time breeders sought more and more of them.
She has often said that with Shar Pei puppies, they need medical staples on the skin around their eyes to help them open.
She added, “Dona and Louis were great with the staples, but Harvey not. He had a lot more wrinkles than his brothers and that meant, despite the staples being put in, that he hadn’t finished opening his eyes.
“It infected his eyes and for two months he had no sight, and the vet started putting stitches around his eyes to help him open them wider.
“Every week we went to the vet and they readjusted the stitches and also gave Harvey antibiotics and cream to treat his eyes.
“At first, they weren’t sure if the infection had completely damaged his eyesight and they weren’t sure if he would see again.
Harvey was born with two siblings, Dona (center) and Louis (left), who have now moved to new homes
“It was a blessing the day Harvey followed my finger with his eyes, because for months he was bumping into doors, chairs, tables, beds and he couldn’t play because he was afraid of. move.
“Finally, after five months in total, Harvey has regained his sight, although one eye he can’t see very well.
Miss Arguimbau said Harvey “like most Brits when they visit Menorca” loves sunbathing and going to the beach.
Miss Arguimbau with two Shar Pei puppies asleep in bed
She said: “One of the things he does the most during the day is watch where the sun is shining, and he lays there as long as he can, even though I won’t let him stay. for a long time because his face turns red in the Sun.
“He also really enjoys playing with Chloe, even if he sometimes gets jealous when she listens to us. He likes to be the center of attention.
“Every other day I take him to the beach, because we live by the sea, and he loves it.
“He really likes sand, but not so much water. He is not a big fan of water, although I hope that this summer he will learn to swim.