Dog Breeds A-Z     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Pekingese Information

Name Pekingese
Other Name Chinese Lion Dog, Chinese Spaniel, Pelchie Dog
Origin China
Build Type Small
Life Cycle 12-15 years
Group Toy
Character Aggressive, Intelligent, Stubborn, Affectionate, Caring
Height Male:06-10 inches
Female: 06-09 inches
Weight Male:07-13 pounds
Female: 07-10 pound
Color Black, Cream, Grey, Fawn, Tan & Black combinations
Average price 500 US$


Good with Kids ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Child Friendly ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Cat Friendly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Dog Friendly ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Trainability ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Shedding ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Watchdog ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Intelligence ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Grooming ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Adaptability ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Hypoallergenic No



The Pekingese is not simply a lapdog, but a courageous, fearless and devoted companion. It can engage the element which is suspect of posing threat to its owner or other family members. It remains independent and reserved with strangers. it is passionate lover to family and caring towards children. It remains playful and active when in family but could not be said as sports dog or athlete. Its nature is group working; it involves all children to play with it. They are alert but not hyperactive and can rightfully decide what to do in different conditions.

They Pekingese are pear-shaped small and compact dog. The forequarters are heavy and filled, whereas the hindquarters are lighter. Its projection is rectangle, a slighter longer in length then in height. The build is sturdy and heavy-boned. Its appearance is lion-like, in similar way the dog is strong, courageous, vigorous and extremely brave besides its charming, delicacies and prettiness. The gait of Pekingese is sober, easy and dignified and a slight observable roll due to its heavy forequarters. Undercoat of this breed is thick and heavy, whereas, its outer coat is long straight and moderately rough. The dog has a mane around its shoulders and stands its distinction. The Pekingese appears like lion of Chinese origin. The expression is fearless and elegant.

The known origin of the Pekingese is China. The dog was used by Chinese imperials in forbidden palace of china and other imperial families for many hundreds of years. The breed is named after an ancient city in china naming “Peking", which is presently a famous city “Beijing". The importance of the dog is somewhat religious and regarded as sacred and legendary Foo-dogs. The Chinese has the concept about dog as the repellant of devil spirits. They Pekingese dog was not allowed for common man of China even the Chinese royalty could not own them. Something like divine-decided rule was to hang the culprit to meet the death, if any Pekingese dog is found with any non-entitled person. Chinese Imperial Palace was taken over by British in 1860, at the time Chinese imperials ordered the guards to kill all Pekingese dogs so that these could not go in the devil hands. The majority of the dogs were killed in this attempt however; only five could survive and was presented to Queen Victoria. The currently available breed is surely revived from these five dogs. The Pekingese were firstly shown in Britain to common peoples in 1893. They finally got recognition in 1909 by American Kennel Club. The present use of dog is small watchdog, an entertainer, lapdog and competitive obedience.


Small Pekingese dogs are independent and stubborn dogs, they are extremely vigorous and fearless contrary to its small size. Simply the features of large-sized dogs are packed in a small Pekingese. The little Pekingese are very sensitive about its surrounding and can bark on a very slight movement. They are proved very loyal to family and affectionate to children. They are quite well with other animals as pet in the house but after socialization in early age. The Pekingese are curious to strangers and act in response themselves when any threat towards their family is suspected; therefore, they could be exceptionally good watchdogs. The Pekingese sometimes get more bonded with any one family member and want to remain touched with that person. They get jealous and demanding when neglected or any change of priority is felt. The bad trend of this breed is that, it could develop selective obedience; may ignore master’s commands if they are not interested in it. They want to be in the center of attention all the time, they do not tolerate on their central position with any other pet.

They are very tiny as they can be hid in purses, so they can be travelled with, without having additional seat. The leashed, close-bounded for long times, Pekingese would get extremely violent and a little out of control, rather you should independent them periodically. Housetrain and socialization is mandatory but with high degree of concentrations. Poor handling could spoil your dog. Early day training and introduction with other animals along with daily exercise requirement should be met in a befitting manner to develop a well mannered family companion.

Owner Should Know

  1. The Pekingese like to play with toys of young children, they usually become possessive around the toys, children of young age may get in danger when taking the toy of his/her interest as the dog will dominate and may bite the toddler.
  2. Pekingese are well behaved and kind to family, they need attention from members of the family, the dog is suited for the larger family which has enough members to be available at home every time.
  3. The wrinkled face, of Pekingese needs extra care to avoid any skin infections.
  4. They like to eat more, they may get fat and clumsy and overweight. Keep an eye on the diet and extend exercises if weight is high.
  5. Angry Pekingese may ignore diet and will observe hunger strike, if owner have something against its opinion.
  6. They are challenging dogs in socialization and housetraining.
  7. The coat is profuse; they could not tolerate warm weathers.
  8. Seek for reputed breeders or trustworthy suppliers to get healthy puppies. Never buy puppies from any fake pet store or irresponsible suppliers.
  9. Ensure puppies are clinically checked and found disease free.

Pekingese Rescue

Pekingese Rescue   

Pekingese Adoption

Pekingese Adoption   

Male Pekingese Names

Male Pekingese Names   

Female Pekingese Names

Female Pekingese Names   
Most Popular Dog Breeds
 Labrador Retriever   German shepherd   Golden Retriever   Beagle   Bulldog

privacy policy