Thinking about purchasing an Pekingese? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Pekingese breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Pekingese owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Pekingese and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Pekingese Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Pekingese and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
The Pekingese is the ultimate lap dog and devoted companion. They are very small dogs, but very furry and and fluffy. Their fur sometimes makes them look much bigger than they actually are. Pekingese have drop ears that are medium length, and short, flat muzzles between two protruding eyes. Equipped with short, bowed legs, the Pekingese can get around quite well for being vertically challenged. They will adapt to their environment and surroundings well. Even though they have a mind of their own and like to get their own way, their independent spirit is their most endearing characteristic. A firm hand will let them know who is master. Pekingese are very suspicious of strangers. They are also an affectionate, noble dog who are both self-centered and stubborn. Although they can be suspicious, they are never aggressive toward strangers. They can be very loving with their owners and like the attention. Pekingese are very confident and self-willed. They have charm, dignity and purpose, but can also be fearless when called upon. They have always been used as a companion dog, giving affection and comfort to whoever is willing to pamper them.
Other Names: Lion Dog, Peking Palasthund, Foo (or Fu) dog, Peke
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 6 - 9
Colors: All colors
and markings are permissible. They are often red, fawn, black, black and tan,
sable, brindle, gold, white and parti-colored. Black masks and "spectacles"
(rings around the eyes of different coloring), and lines on the ears are desirable
in the show ring.
are independent and lively, stubborn and independent. They enjoy the affection
of their owners, and give affection in return. They are happy, playful and alert.
Pekingese make faithful companions, with confidence and charm. They can be fearless
when they need to be. Pekingese are suspicious of strangers, but never aggressive
toward them. They are not very obedient, and can sometimes get jealous. This
is more of a one-person breed.
Watch-dog: Very High. Pekingese
are very suspicious of strangers.
Pekingese Care and Exercise:
Daily grooming with a brush or comb, taking extra care around the hindquarters
which can become soiled or matted. Female Pekingese will shed their undercoat
when in season. Dry shampoo regularly. Pekingese will not benefit from long
walks, but they do need some form of exercise or activity.
Pekingese Health Issues: Congestive heart failure, problems birthing, breathing problems and their eyes are sensitive and prone to corneal ulcers.
Life Span: 13 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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