Colour: Any Color
Lifespan: 12 to13 years
The Pekingese are courageous, loyal and calm.
Pekingese were bred by ancient Chinese Royal Courts to have short, bowed legs so they could not wander far. Added to this they have a very thick coat making them prone to overheating and a shortened nose making breathing difficult so they do not enjoy exercise. Pekingese can be stubborn, aloof and independent.
Originally bred: as a companion.
The Pekingese is an alert dog that enjoys company.
Low. The thick coat and breathing difficulties caused by its short nose sap its energy.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: puppies and adults may be injured by young or boisterous children
Other pets: good
Unfamiliar dogs: good if well socialized
Easy-going, gentle owner who will enjoy grooming and petting this independent little dog.
Tends to bark excessively.
This dog's long coat will bring in mud and dirt from outside, and requires daily grooming to prevent mats from forming.
Its bulbous eyes are prone to injury, and the shortened nose can make breathing difficult, so it is likely to snore.
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