Ownership of a Peke was restricted to royal court members and anyone foolish enough to attempt stealing one, would suffer extreme penalties of severe torture or execution.
Around the mid 19th century, a few dogs were taken back to England by officers who had been involved in
the second opium war and so began the Peke's popularity outside of Asia.
Personality and Traits:
When it comes to housetraining, you have to be especially diligent and observant because this dog is very quick and can go in a heartbeat when your back is turned. It can be helpful to use the indoor dog potty in conjunction with outdoor potty training for this breed.
Pekingese dogs are very faithful and loving toward their guardians, but they tend to be cool and cautious around strangers, which is a normal part of their persona. Socializing them early on is very important.
This is a breed that is full of courage and makes a good watchdog. They think and often act like a big dog, showing a brave posture, even when the odds are not in their favor! But like most toy dog breeds, they will enjoy every minute of being cuddled in your lap.
The eyes need to be cleaned daily and inspected for hairs that may be rubbing abainst the eye and potentially causing vision problems.
Pekes are also prone to degenerative back problems at an early age. Jumping on and off furniture or beds is best avoided in these small dogs - perhaps pet steps would be a solution for Pekingese that have this habit.
Appearance, Coat and Care
Height: 6-9 inches
Weight: 6-13 pounds, depending on the category
Coat Colors: Red, fawn, black, white, brindle, sable, black/tan and parti-color. Colors not allowed in the standard are albino and liver.
Pekingese puppies are adorable with their cute little snub noses!
Pekingese dogs have very long double coats which should be brushed a minimum of three times a week. Actually more is better and as luck would have it, Pekes seem to enjoy having their coats groomed once you have accustomed them to the routine and can be quite cooperative when it comes to brushing.
Pay special to the rear end which tends to become more easily matted. Shampoo the coat only when needed and with care to avoid damaging it. Shedding is about average.
The very low demand for outdoor exercise adds another vote for this breed in less active families.
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