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Pekingese
Pekingese
China
Background
Breed Toy
Country of origin China
Status Fairly Common
Coat type Long
Lifespan 15 years
Litter size 2-3 puppies

The Pekingese (Pek-uh-neeze) is an ancient breed of dog that originated in China centuries ago. It is also called the Lion-dog, Pekingese lion-dog, Peke, Peke Palasthund, and Pelchie dog.

AppearanceEdit

The Pekingese is a small toy breed that has a long coat of coarse or smooth hair. The Pekingese has a Pug-like face, mashed in and dotted with wrinkles. Pelchies commonly have a black face, but it may be golden too. Its coat colors vary greatly, but the most common colors are gray, brown, black, cream, liver, tan, golden, yellow, and golden brown. It stands at a tiny 6-9 inches in height and will weigh up to 12 lbs. Its eyes are very large and round.

BehaviorEdit

Pelchies are an independent, but very affectionate breed of dog.

Behavior:
Exercise: Requires very little
Tolerance with other pets/people: Not very good, better with an individual
Food: Requires a reasonable amount daily
Grooming: It requires very much
Space: Okay without a yard and suitable in an apartment
Common health problems: Colds, breathing problems, heart problems, being overweight
Overweight pelchie

Overweight pekingese.

Lifespan: 10-15 years
Temper: Very loyal and affectionate, but wary around strangers
Recognition: FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, PCA, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR
Rarity: Semi-rare

Pelchies are loyal, bold, and very kind. They make great companions, but if fed too much, being overweight will occur quickly. Pekes have been known to be aggressive, but that is typically only when they have health problems. They make great individual pets, but they do not make good family pets. Its long fur commonly gets burrs and dirt in it and requires grooming almost daily. In addition, they shed quite often.

HistoryEdit

The pekingese is over 2000 years old and has scarcely changed since its origin. They originated in Western China and were great companion of Chinese monks and princes. They are still kept by royalty and celebrities to this date.

GalleryEdit

VideoEdit

Pekingese puppies Blacky and Villu playing

Pekingese puppies Blacky and Villu playing

SourcesEdit

Wikipedia

Dogbreedinfo.com

The Dog Breed Handbook