Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
Recommended for: Couples and singles
Maintenance Level: High
Life Span: 13-15 Years
Height: Up to 25 cm
Weight: Up to 6 kg
Temperament: Confident, stubborn, Tough, Affectionate
Colors: Gold, sable, red, cream, tan, white
Pekingese Breed Overview
Pekingese are widely recognized small dogs that have a long, straight and soft coat that feels furry. They look similar as miniature dog-lion. However, they shed a lot which means that you have to get used on lots of hair around the house.
They are so small and that is the reason they are considered as companion dogs. They don’t require too much exercise, which means that they are perfect for elderly people. In the same time, they have very laid back nature which means that look like they don’t care about anything. They enjoy being held, but in case that you have allergies, think about that option.
It comes in various colours such as:
They can grow up to 25 cm in height and 6 kg in weight.
Their lifespan is approximately up to 15 years.
Origin of Pekingese
Pekingese were originated in China and they are one of the oldest breeds in history. Centuries ago, approximately, 2000 years ago, people enjoyed in the company of this amazing dog. It is important to understand that Beijing was named Peking after this dog breed.
During the Opium War in the middle of 19th century, English soldiers captured Pekingese dogs and moved them to Europe.
Pekingese are known as confident, brave and tough dogs. This is probably because of their ancient history and lineage that dates two millennia. Yet they are very affectionate and loving, also protective and loyal to its family. They are easy to train especially if you are using reward system during the training process.
They enjoy in familiar surroundings and don’t love to wander alone. It is not recommended to let go small children next to them because Pekingese have small, fragile bodies and toddler can be rough sometimes.
Common Pekingese Conditions and Diseases
Patellar Luxation – This particular condition occurs when bones are not aligned properly and as a result, everything goes out of the place, which causes abnormal gait and pain. Medium cases don’t require surgical treatment, but for severe one going to vet is mandatory. Quote a Pekingese cover with us for additional protection and better treatments.
- They are called Lion Dogs because of their personality and mane
- Pekingese snore loudly because of short nose, similar as Pugs