Pekingese puppies have been traced back to China, existing over 2000 years ago. They were used as Imperial pets and prohibited as pets for common folk. They were considered guardian spirits for a while as they resembled Chinese lions. They have shaggy long fur, and do look quite like Chinese lions.


Not the most active of breeds, Pekingese do enjoy play time and walks. They enjoy anything that involves accompanying their owner, and having attention paid to them. Treat these dogs with much love, and they will be happy to play fetch or go walking without causing you difficulties or embarrassment.


The Pekingese dog is prone to problems with breathing and seeing. They are also at greater risk of herniated discs or dislocation of the kneecaps. You must be sure to take steps against the development of these problems. It is also advised to give them a strict diet, as they have a tendency to gain weight.


Pekingese are small, but their attitudes are quite prideful. They are identifiable by their long fur, short stature, long ears, often giving the appearance of a walking wig, and their feisty attitudes. They are brave for their size, and are most often well-behaved when treated with love and respect.


Pekingese dogs have a double coat. The outermost layer of fur is long and feathery, while the undercoat is short, but soft. This breed requires a lot of brushing, though, surprisingly, they shed only an average amount. Their fur can come in a variety of different colors, but it's always the same double coat.


Pekingese puppies have strong personalities for dogs. They are typically silent and enduring. They can be demanding, but they offer great love and companionship in return for your mutual love and adoration. They can become spoiled if over pampered, but these dogs are rarely misbehaved little heathens. They seem to temper themselves.


Pekingese puppies can be mighty difficult to train with their naturally lax, yet defiant nature. The worst method you could try for these dogs is being dominant. This breed needs to feel respected to learn, and methods of intimidation and yelling will fall flat. You need, above all else, patience to properly train these dogs.