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Pekingese

Pekingese are companion dogs with a lively, intelligent expression and an unwavering loyalty to their owners.

About the Pekingese

These little dogs are fearless, faithful and relatively aloof. The Pekingese has an even temper but may be relatively reserved with newcomers until they get to know them. Once fully accepted, this breed is a friend to all.

Males are typically always more lightweight than females, although both are heavier than might be expected given their size. The heavy bones and robust body are characteristic of the Pekingese.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
China
Group
FCI Group 9, AKC Toy Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Intelligent / Confident / Loyal / Reserved

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Garden not essential
  • Needs little training

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