This dog is loving, yet outgoing and independent. It is reserved toward strangers and may not be playful enough for children.

Breed Overview

Originating in China, these fluffy dogs were bred to resemble a lion which was a symbol of Buddha. These little dogs are spunky, lovable, and cute, yet they can be protective and jealous. They are happiest with plenty of love and attention. Because they do not require much exercise, they make great pets for seniors, those that live in the city, and couch potatoes. Peeks tend to be stubborn and cannot live in hot places. They only need a short walk each day. Their long coat requires regular brushing to prevent matting. Also, the nose wrinkle should be cleaned regularly to avoid infection.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 6-9"
Weight: not to exceed 14 lb
Lifespan: 13-15 years

Breed Traits

Companionate , Courageous, Independent,

Similar Breeds

Tibetan Spaniel


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