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Pekingese Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Lion Dog, Peking Palasthund
Breed Group: Toy Group Height Male: 6-9 inches (30.4-45cm.)
Breed Size: Small Height Female: 6-9 inches (30.4-45cm.)
Breed Origin: China Weight: 8-10 pounds (3.6-4.5kg.)
The Pekingese is a small, fragile dog that resembles a cuddly toy. He has prominent eyes, which are prone to injury or infection without proper care, and a sweet if somewhat bewildered expression. The coat of the Pekingese is long and straight, with a coarse topcoat and a dense undercoat. His lustrous mane has earned him the nickname of lion dog, and he also has a beautiful plumed, feathered tail. The weight of the Pekingese is around 6-14 pounds, and the height around 8-10 inches.

The Pekingese is a very dignified dog with an air of self-importance. The Peke, although calm, good-tempered, non-aggressive and fearless, can at times be extremely stubborn. He is naturally aloof with strangers and can be very protective of his home and family.

This makes for a good watchdog, however, his protective nature can get to the point of becoming possessive which may require training to ensure that this guarding instinct does not turn into aggression.

The earliest references to the Pekingese date back to the 8th century and it is believed that the breed is a miniature edition of the ancient "Foo Dogs" of China which were used to ward off evil spirits. Ownership of the Pekingese was restricted to members of the Chinese Imperial Court. The breed was first imported into the United States in the early 1900s and, in 1909, the Pekingese Club of America was founded. The breed was first registed in Canada the following year.
The Pekingese is considered a brachycephalic (flat-nosed) breed and, as previously stated, the breed is heat-sensitive. In addition, because of this flat face, the Peke's eyes are very susceptible to injury. These breeds are also known to be challenging when it comes to anesthetics, due in part to abnormal airways, soft palates, and narrow tracheas. Prior to any surgical procedure, a discussion should be held with your veterinarian regarding anesthetics.
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Guard Dog? 3
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 2
Grooming? 3
Energy Level? 2
Shedding? 5
Ease to Train? 2
Good with children? 3
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