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Quick facts

Pekingese are loyal, affectionate, and make great apartment dogs.

Lifespan12-15 Years
TemperamentAffectionate, Loyal, Noble
Shedding AmountModerate
Breed GroupToy

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Personality & Training

Tendency to Bark




Good For:
  • Cats
  • Apartments
  • Large Living Spaces
  • Seniors
  • First Time Pet Owners
  • Watch Dog

What pekingese Owners Say About Their pekingeses

  • Our pekingese is wonderful and has taken to the family In no time.

Physical Characteristics


Females: 5 - 8 in
Males: 6 - 9 in


Females: 8 - 12 lbs
Males: 10 - 14 lbs

Grooming Requirements

Brush Weekly, Bathe as Needed, Wrinkle Care

Drool Amount


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About pekingeses

Pekingese are independent, bold dogs that love to be near people. Although they are small in size, these little lion-dogs have big-dog personalities.

An ancient breed, the Pekingese originated in China, where they were sacred companions to royalty. Pekingese have short legs, flat faces and long, thick coats, and are affectionate and warm towards their families. Due to their low activity level, Pekingese make excellent apartment dogs.

pekingese Care

Pekingese have long, flowy coats that require regular grooming.

They don't need substantial exercise as they are fairly calm and low energy, but can be stubborn so need early training.

pekingeses FAQ

Yes, they have lots of affection for their families and love being around people.<br /><br />Are Pekingese high-maintenance dogs