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Some FAQs about Pekingese

Bred to be close companions to Chinese royalty, these dogs bond very closely with their humans, making them wonderful house pets. They’re especially well-suited to loving families where they can avoid any rough play.

Pekingese tend to bark a lot. The breed can be difficult to housebreak. Pekingese tend to be one-person dogs. Because of their profuse coat and short noses, they do not tolerate heat well.

The Pekingese, which has an average lifespan of 13 to 15 years, is prone to minor health problems like elongated soft palate, patellar luxation, stenotic nares, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS), trichiasis, corneal abrasions, disticiasis, and skin fold dermatitis.

1. Pekingese are very loyal and affectionate.

2. Pekingese are very intelligent and strong-willed.

3. Pekingese can make good guard dogs.

4. Those beautiful Pekingese coats require serious maintenance.

5. Pekingese need daily exercise, but they won’t wear you out.

6. Pekingese enjoy cold temperatures.

7. Pekingese are known for their distinctive walk.

8. Pekingese are surprisingly heavy.

9. If you’re looking for a Pekingese, try to find one with wide, open nostrils on a moderately sized nose.

10. Pekingese perform very well in dog shows.

While children are always intrigued by small dogs, a Pekingese is not a good choice for families with toddlers who may treat him roughly without meaning to. The Peke won’t tolerate being grabbed or poked and won’t hesitate to defend himself. Always supervise any interaction between a Pekingese and a child of any age.

The Pekingese breed is great for first time dog owners because they’re intelligent and easy to train. Originally bred to be companions for the imperial families of China, Pekingeses make loyal, lovable family companions. 
The Pekingese is an adaptable dog who can live with just about anybody, including apartment dwellers and novice pet parents. However, they have a tendency to bark, which neighbors might not be too thrilled about. They also tend to stick to one human caretaker most of all.

No Surprise: They’re Pretty High Maintenance

Pekes have a “high maintenance” coat requiring especially regular brushing. Their independent, stubborn nature often demands training to achieve their cooperation. And like many dogs bred for centuries, Pekingese can suffer from hereditary problems.

Pekingese are good apartment dogs as the breed is quiet (Pekes do not bark much). Being a low energy small breed, Pekes are suitable for apartment living,which is a pro for Peke owners who live in the city environment.

Pekingese are loving pets and highly protective of the members of their pack. They are not usually welcoming of strangers. This breed requires consistent socialization to ensure they are well mannered on walks and when meeting new people and other dogs.

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*Please Note: It is difficult to know which breeder is trustworthy when you are in another country. But fortunately there are reputable associations that can guarantee the quality of breeders who are members of their association. These can be mentioned as Japan Kennel Club – JKC, The Kennel Club of Japan – KC or Nihonken Hozonkai – 日保 and many other associations (JABC, JCC, ICC, CPRO, JCU, KCP, ACC, CCJ, KCC, NMSA, WCA, JMSA, ZCC). Dogs and Cats sold by breeders belonging to these associations are always accompanied by a pedigree certificate.

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An aristocrat, whose ancestors can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty, the Pekingese was considered sacred in China and could only be owned by royalty. The perfect dog for an apartment, it loves exercise but not long walks. Intelligent and fearless, it makes a loyal companion but can be hard to train.

The Breed History 

The Pekingese is an ancient Chinese dog breed that was so highly esteemed that they became a symbol of good fortune, and artistic representations of them, (Foo Dog idols) became family heirlooms. In Buddhism, the lion is a symbol of Buddha, and this may be the origin of the special position the dog held since in legend, these dogs were thought to originate from union of monkey and lion. A favorite of the Imperial families, a theft of one of these dogs was punishable by death. Earliest records indicate the breed was distinctive by the 8th century. First specimens arrived in Britain in the year1860; one was given to Queen Victoria. The AKC first registered the breed in 1906.

Breeding for Function 

These dogs have always been kept purely for companionship.

Physical Characteristics

Height at Withers: 6-9“ (15-23 cm)

Weight: < 14 lb (6 kg).

Coat: Profuse long coat is straight, stands off, and texture of the hairs is coarse. All colors are allowed. The undercoat is dense and soft.

Longevity: 12-13 years.

Points of Conformation: The overall conformation is stocky and compact; slightly longer than tall. The nickname lion dog derives from the fact that the dog is much heavier in the fore than behind, and with a full mane somewhat resembles a little lion in profile. They are not dainty. The head is wider than deep with a broad flat top, jaw is wide at the base, skull is brachycephalic, with correct standard placing the brow in the same plane as the chin and nose. The nose is pigmented black and—sitting up between the prominent eyes. The eyes are very dark and wide set, and palpebral margins are black. A prominent v-shaped wrinkle extends cheek to cheek over the nose, and the stop is deep and well defined. The muzzle is broad and short, and the hair is pigmented black. The jaw is slightly undershot. Ears are folded, heavily feathered, and hang to frame the face on each side. They possess a short thick neck, moderate thorax depth, moderate but distinct abdominal tuck up, the topline is level; the high-set tail is also profusely feathered and carried over the back, hanging to the side. Forelimbs are short and slightly bowed in the radius. Feet are outturned, large, flat and well feathered. Gait is rolling in front and not fast moving.

Recognized Behavior Issues and Traits

Breed characteristics reported include: Regal carriage, bold and courageous, good alarm barker. Stubborn and independent minded (this is a significant characteristic that is encouraged with a resulting personality peculiar to the breed). Calm, good-tempered and affectionate, with condescending air (others term this noble bearing or dignified), and loyal. Socialized early, they are generally good with other pets and children but are aloof with strangers. Some can be aggressive. They have low exercise needs, tolerate heat poorly, and have a snoring tendency. Daily brushing is needed, and they have a high shedding tendency; need lots of human contact. Care around eyes and anus is needed due to the facial fold and in the latter case, hair.

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