Pekingese
Pekingese
Size
Toy
Height
Males and Females – 9 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 11.5 pounds, Females – 8.0 pounds
Coat
Long
Color
All colors and combinations are acceptable
Energy
Low
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility

Commonly referred to as a “little lion,” the Pekingese is a compact, sturdy, companion dog that originated in ancient China. He is distinguished by a stocky, muscular body with a massive front covered by a thick mane. The calm, dignified Pekingese is good-natured and affectionate, making the breed an ideal watchdog and companion. Frequent weekly grooming is required to avoid tangling in his coarse coat.

Did you know?

The Pekingese was regarded as a sacred, royal breed during the Tang Dynasty of eighth century China. A death sentence was inherent for anyone caught stealing one of these regal dogs.

Training the Pekingese

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