Pekingese Dog Information

After much thought, I chose the Pekingese Dog as my new pet. This vivacious Pekingese Breed soon met all of my expectations.

I wanted a friendly and loyal dog for my home that socialized well with my children. With no disappointments, this little fellow had soon stolen all of our hearts and was a member of the family.

Appealing Characteristics

Being a toy breed, Pekingese dogs are usually eight or nine inches at their shoulders. They generally weigh in at nine or ten pounds. Pekingese Characteristics are very recognizable. Their long and luxurious coats are ever flowing.

Coat colors are seen in many colors; however, golden, red and luscious sables are the most commonly sought. With a pug-like face and those darling ears, Pekingese can instantly run away with your emotions.

A well cared for Pekingese can often live up to fifteen years. Normal life span is said to between ten to twelve years.

History of Pekingese

Pekingese History shows that this canine was once a sacred animal to the Chinese. It was held as royalty and thought to deter evil spirits.

Commoners were made to bow in front of the Pekingese dog. Anyone caught stealing a Pekingese dog was sentenced to sure death. After a British invasion on China, five small Pekingese were brought to England as spoils of war.

These few remaining members of the tiny breed are ancestors to the Pekingese dogs we have today.

Temperamental Pet

This breed are very temperamental pets. They require and come to expect much attention from their families. Many of these canines tend to bond very closely with one person in a household.

Some may become jealous and agitated if their owners are not paying attention to them. Great numbers of Pekingese are content simply lying in the laps of their owners for extended periods of time.

Most dogs of this breed have a defiant personality and are weary of strangers. Expect a great amount of barking from your little pet when anyone visits your home.

Some Possible Pekingese Health Issues

Although the Pekingese breed descends from five ancestors, they tend to suffer from a variety of health conditions. One of the more seriously experienced is congestive heart failure.

This is usually found as a heart murmur and if diagnosed early, can be successfully treated. Your tiny pet should not be kept outdoors. They can easily fall ill when overexposed to cold or excessive heat.

Pekingese Breathing Problems are likely due to their flat facial features. Wheezing, snoring and snorting are often a problem with my own Pekingese canine.

How to Groom a Pekingese

With a gorgeous double coat, my Pekingese requires some brushing each day. If you fail to do so, your canine’s coat will become a tangled, matted mess. Their cute faces have wrinkles that need cleaning and drying.

If your dog is like mine, his face often stays damp due to the moisture that these wrinkles can hold. I simply apply a light coating of powder to help keep down dampness. You should also maintain the area around your dog’s prominent eyes.

Keep this area clean and free of debris. Due to the fact that their prominent eyes are a source of injury, you should also make yourself familiar with Dog First Aid. You will be more able to help your dog until he can receive vet attention.

Here is some more information about the Pekingese.

Buying a Pekingese Dog

Pekingese Behavior

Pregnant Pekingese

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