The Pekingese is a companion dog. The breed originated in China, and was known to be raised by the ancient Chinese royal family.

Appearance & Grooming

The Pekingese is a small dog with an egg-shaped head and a thick neck. The breed has a soft and thick double coat in black, cream, fawn, gray, red, and white. The Pekingese sheds seasonally and requires brushing three times per week when shedding.

Behavior & Disposition

The Pekingese is affectionate, stubborn, intelligent, and loyal. They tend to play well with older children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with younger children and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Pekingese has a low activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Pekingese should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.


The Pekingese is an independent dog. Training with positive reinforcement is recommended.

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