Courageous, alert, devoted
Country of Origin
Long, flowing double coat
Outer: long, course
Under: soft, thick
Clubs, Registries & Associations
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)
- American Canine Association
- Continental Kennel Club
- Universal Kennel Club International
- American Kennel Club
- United All Breed Registry
- America's Pet Registry, Inc.
- United Kennel Club
The Pekingese is a little courageous breed of dog and despite its small stature and delicate appearance, it should not simply be regarded as a lapdog. The Pekingese is a fearless, alert and devoted guard dog packed into a small toy body. It's well-known as a small Chinese lion because it will dare to confront any threat to its family or belongings, which is why it makes such a perfect watch dog. The breed is passionately caring toward its owner(s) and toward children; however, it has a very low tolerance for child's play. Your Pekingese very well might snap at young kids who either play rough with it, pull its hair or tail and/or try to swipe its toys, food or other belongings. That said, this dog makes a great, devoted companion because of the very strong, loving bond it feels with its caretaker and owner.
- The Pekingese is independent and a bit possessive of its owner so it can be stubborn and reserved with strangers.
- The Pekingese has a special love and affection for cats but can hold a slight aggression toward dogs if not socialized from a young age. When socialized from a young age, the Pekingese is loving toward all house pets.
- The breed prefers the indoors - unlike sporting dogs - which makes it a top choice for apartment dwellers, though consistent walks or backyard play will help it burn off natural energy.