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Description: 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, stubborn and lively. 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.
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.
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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