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Coat Length Which coat length would your idea dog have? Remember longer hair will require more frequent grooming and may trigger allergies. If you don't mind then tick all options

Pekingese

When the British entered Peking for the first time, they found the Empress Tzu'Hai, dead on the floor of her palace, in the Forbidden City, and with five Pekingese dogs guarding her body. The Empress had committed suicide because China was being invaded by troops from the West. Some of her servants and eunuchs had also killed themselves, while others had fled to the hills, taking with them the sacred little Pekingese dogs that had never been seen before outside the walls of the Forbidden City. During the centuries in which the eunuchs had bred the Pekingese for the Emperors, the breed remained cloistered in the Forbidden City at the Summer Palace. The penalty for anyone found with a dog outside these places was death.

Overview

Average lifespan

The Pekingese can live to about 10 - 15 years of age. 

Average weight

20cm to 24cm
3kg to 5kg
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Care requirements

Breed personality, characteristics & temperament

The Pekingese is fearless to the point of exasperation as they do not recognise size when they look at another dog or even man. Their loyalty is one of their strongest qualities and they would protect anything they thought belonged to them. 

Compatibility with other pets

The Pekingese is a breed that can adapt to any breed. As Pekingese are a fearless breed and can stand their ground with any other breed of dogs if they are introduced at a young age growing up together.

Care requirements

The Pekingese requires weekly care because of its heavy and profuse coat. The coat needs regular brushing and cleaning. The eyes, ears and genital parts in the males must be cleaned weekly. The toenails of the Pekingese need to be kept short at all times. Pekingese are not suited to outdoors. They are a toy dog and adore the comfort and warmth of indoor living. They do need regular walks on a lead on hard surfaces but not too far. 

The Pekingese is not a lap dog, although they like to be cuddled at times and made a fuss of. They love people of all ages and can be a companion for a lifetime. They have very outgoing natures. They love fun and games and from puppy they should be introduced to toys. Even when they are grown up they love to play with toys and balls on the lawn.
Pekingese

Decision time

Ideal owners

Pekingese love all types of people of all ages.


Decision time (resources provided by 
Kennel Club):

Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:

What do I need to consider when thinking of buying a puppy?

How do I find the right breeder, what should I ask them?

How do you check if the breeder is reputable?

What to ask your vet prior to buying a puppy?

Where to find dogs (resources provided by the Kennel Club):

Breeders

Adoption

Shelters

Find out about important information about purchasing dogs from pet shops and traders
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