Weight: 8 - 14 lbs.
Height: 8" - 9"
Life Span: 13 - 15 years
Health Problems: Umbilical hernias; eye problems; patellar luxation; undescended testicles; intervertbral disc protrusion; breathing problems due to deformities of nose and mouth
Also Known As: Chinese Lion Dog, Pekes
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
The Pekingese requires daily brushing and combing. The Pekinese has a soft, long, straight coat with a thick undercoat.
The Pekinese is a playful, loyal, intelligent and opinionated dog that makes a good-natured companion for its owner. Some Pekinese can be independent and stubborn, which can make training difficult. Pekinese tend to be cautious of strangers and children under the age of 10. While this breed may be a bit aggressive or aloof with other dogs, they tend to be good with cats. Good alarm barkers.
Compatibility with Kids
Best with older children.
The Pekinese is an ancient breed that was favored by the Chinese Imperial Court.
Pekingese make good pets for apartment dwellers and adults. This breed will prefer to lounge rather than exercise. The Pekinese has a distinctive black mask and a lion-like mane.
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