|About the Pekingese dog breed:|
The Pekingese is a beautiful dog that features an elaborate coat. The coat will come in a wide variety of different colors, and it has a wide head with large, dark eyes. The face of the Pekingese is flat, and it has a small muzzle which has wrinkles. It has long ears which could be likened to feathers. Though it has a short neck, it is dense. When the ideal Pekingese has its mouth closed, the teeth or tongue should never be visible. Though these dogs are small, they have heavy bones for their size.
The Pekingese is a breed which originates in China. They were believed to be capable of pushing away evil spirits. These dogs have held an important place in Chinese society, and even farmers had to bow down before them. Anyone who stole a Pekingese could be killed. These dogs became known to the west during the 19th century, and are now a popular breed all over the world.
Also Known As
Foo (or Fu) dog
Country of Origin: China
Despite their size, the Pekingese is courageous. This can get them in trouble, as they may be prone to putting themselves in dangerous situations. While they are devoted to their masters, they are cautious around people they are not familiar with. They can be stubborn, and have been known to refuse food. The Pekingese has a strong personality, and can be jealous. They can bark excessively, and are excellent watch dogs. They are not good with many young children, because they can easily be hurt due to their small size.
This particular breed is prone to catching colds. Giving birth can be very challenging for females, and they may also get herniated disks. They may also have problems with fur getting into their eyes, and the Pekingese is also susceptible to having heart problems. However, they can live as long as 15 years if they are care for.
This breed does not need large amounts of exercise. Some of them will not like taking long walks. The best way to exercise a Pekingese is to allow them to run around and play on their own.
Special Grooming Needs
The Pekingese have long coats which need to be cared for each day. You will want to be careful near the hindquarters, since this region can become matted. You will want to wash the coat with shampoo on a consistent basis. The face should also be washed each day, and the feet should be checked for burrs as well.