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General Description

Pekingese are very loyal and affectionate. Bred to be close companions to Chinese royalty, these dogs bond very closely with their humans, making them wonderful house pets. They're especially well-suited to loving families where they can avoid any rough play.

General Health

Caesareans are common, otherwise this breed requires assistance at whelping.

Character and Temperament

Opinionated, affectionate, good-natured, aggressive, intelligent and stubborn


Pekingese need daily exercise, but they won't wear you out. All dogs should get enough activity to stay physically and mentally healthy, but since Pekingese were bred for companionship, not sport, you won't need to take them running for miles every day. A couple of moderately long walks per day should be enough.


Pekingese, a breed of toy dog developed in ancient China, where it was held sacred and was kept as a palace dog by members of the imperial family. It was introduced to the West by English forces that looted the Imperial Palace at Peking (Beijing) in 1860.


Average Life Expectancy


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