This dog is loving, yet outgoing and independent. It is reserved toward strangers and may not be playful enough for children.
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 Details & Traits
Weight: not to exceed 14 lb
Lifespan: 13-15 years
Companionate , Courageous, Independent,
Common Health Concerns for Pekingese:
- Elongated Soft Palate
- KCS-Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
- Patellar Luxation
- Skin Fold Dermatitis
- Stenotic Nares
Less Common Concerns for Pekingese:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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