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Pekinese.jpg (8232 bytes) Pekingese are very brave little dogs, courageous to the point of foolhardiness! They are sensitive, independent and extremely affectionate with their master, but are wary of strangers.
Breed: Pekinese
Country of Origin: Ancient China
AKC Group: Toy
Function: Companion
Life Span: 13-15 years
Appearance: Compact, sturdy, short logged, long ears
Color: Tan, fawn. Black, brindle, white, black & tan, parti-color
Coat Type: Long, shedding, dense
Grooming: Daily brushing
Height: 8-9 inches
Weight: 10-14 pounds
Activity Level: Low
Watch Dog: Very high
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium
Trainability: Low
Good With Children: No
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Suspicious
Home Environment: Minimal exercise
Best Owner: Person with time to spend to groom and pamper
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Snappy, barking, phobias
Physical: Respiratory, ear & eye problems
Recommendations: Cooler climates