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Pekingese The Pekingese breed is an active breed. The Pekingese's Behavior Source: Wikipedia. Recommended for: pet, working dog The Pekingese dog breed is a very active breed. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Pekingese's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Pekingese breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: up to 14 pounds
  • Coat: long, coarse, straight, with an outer coat that tends to stand out from the body over a thick, soft undercoat; there is a mane around the neck
  • Color: any
  • Eyes: large, round, very dark, and set wide apart
  • Ears: heart-shaped, set on the front corners of the topskull
  • Muzzle: very flat, broad
  • Nose: broad, short, black, with wide, open nostrils
  • Tail: fringed, high-set, slightly arched, carried over the back

The Pekingese's Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: China Original purpose: pet Name: from "Peking," old spelling of Beijing, capital of China, where the dog breed originated; also known as "Dogs of Fu" Historical notes: According to DNA analysis, the Pekingese dog breed is one of the oldest dog breeds. Chinese monks once revered these dogs, who resemble Chinese lions. In the later centuries of imperial China, the Pekingese breed was reserved for pet dogs of the Emperor and his family. Pekingeses first came to the West after British imperialist armies sacked the Old Summer Palace and stole the Pekingese dogs belonging to an elderly aunt of the emperor who had committed suicide. The dogs were given as gifts to various British royals, including Queen Victoria.



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