The Pekingese, often referred to as “Peke”, was bred in China over 2,000 years ago. This dog was a favorite of the Chinese emperors, and only members of the royal family could keep these dogs. The Chinese considered the Pekingese a guardian spirit because he looked like a mythical Chinese lion.
The Pekingese is a small, sturdy dog. She is somewhat arrogant and independent, but at the same time fearless and brave. The Peke is a true aristocrat who demands to be pampered. This is a wonderful companion dog.
The Pekingese is gentle and affectionate when in a good mood; when the mood is bad, he is stubborn and self-confident. As a rule, the Peke chooses one owner for himself, the loyalty to which this dog has unlimited. This breed is suspicious of strangers. This little dog gets along well with teenagers. However, due to jealousy of the owner and the desire to be always in the center of attention, the Pekingese will not tolerate other dogs or other pets in the house.
Wool and care
The Pekingese has a double coat. The outer coat is long and straight, while the undercoat is soft and plush to the touch. The excellent coat of this breed is its glory and pride. This dog sheds moderately. This dog must be painstakingly combed out every day to prevent tangling and mats. You need to regularly brush this dog with dry shampoo, and daily wipe its face and eyes with a soft damp cloth. The Peke is hard to endure hot and humid weather, because it is very quickly supercooled and very quickly overheated. This breed suffers from herniated discs, breathing problems, eye problems, dislocated patella. Also, the Pekingese is very easy to gain weight, so it needs to be fed moderately and in a balanced manner.
The Pekingese is very difficult to train due to his stubbornness. In order to train this dog to go to the toilet on the street, it is necessary to use a special cage. A Peke does not need a harsh and domineering coach, but a gentle and patient coach. This dog needs short training sessions.
Pekingese is perfect for apartment life. Indoor workouts and short but frequent outdoor walks are enough for him.