The Pekingese is often said to be intelligent, affectionate, opinionated, brave, and sensitive. They bring joy to so many people and their owners love having them around. The Pekingese may also be called by the name of Peke, Peking Palasthund, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. The Pekingese can live anywhere from 12 to 15 years, giving everyone around them a lasting experience with their intelligent, affectionate, opinionated, brave, and sensitive personality! The Pekingese belongs to the Toy breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. The Pekingese is not the most popular dog, this may be due to its intelligent, affectionate, opinionated, brave, and sensitive and that it cost about {upeekeep} per year. If you feel like the Pekingese may be the right fit for you, please continue reading to learn more about them!

Body Characteristics

The Pekingese is a well-balanced, compact, stocky, and muscular build with a flat face and broad muzzle small dog with a Long length tail that could be the perfect addition to your family! The Pekingese can be as short as 6in or up to as big as 9in, making it the perfect size! The Pekingese can weight anywhere between 7lbs and 14lbs, but as with all animals, if they do not get their exercise they may exceed the average maximum. The Pekingese is a small dog with a Long, coarse outer coat with profuse feathering and a soft and thick undercoat type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. If you are looking into choosing the Pekingese to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of any color including black and tan, fawn or red brindle, or particolor.


Training the Pekingese may take longer and more effort than other dogs as it is not the most intelligent which may cause you more stress in the long run. The Pekingese is right in the middle of being easy and difficult to train, so it will be able to learn the important things that it needs to know. The Pekingese is not a playful dog, if there are children in the household, you may want to consider a different breed. The Pekingese would much rather lay at your feet than chase a ball all day, lazy is its middle name! The Pekingese is high rated in affection which is great for children that want to have a dog to sleep with them. The Pekingese is not good with children, it is not recommended to get this dog if you have children in your home. Whenever children see a dog, they want to run up and pet it, the Pekingese is not good with new people so you have to be sure to warn them. The Pekingese is a wonderful watch dog, you can sleep safe knowing that this small dog will let you know when there is danger. If you take the Pekingese to the park, ensure that you have a leash as it will not react friendly to other dogs. The Pekingese should not be brought into a home with a cat, it may be very dangerous for the cat.


Many people love the Pekingese very much, but the amount of shedding deters them from choosing this pet to live in their home. When it comes to allergies, the Pekingese is not a good choice to bring into a home with those who are allergic. The Pekingese will require a lot of grooming and additional cost, it can cost up to {upkeep} a year to keep this dog healthy and groomed. The Pekingese may get sick on occasion, just as any human, but it will be bearable and you will love your time with this dog. Some of the health issues that you may be faced with when you welcome the Pekingese into your life include Cataracts, Cleft Palate, Distichiasis, and Ectopic Cilia. The Pekingese, like all dogs, will need to have routine visits to the vet and groomer, the upkeep for this dog is $1200 per year.