The Pekingese dog originates from China where they served as pets to the royals. It was believed that they were created by Buddha himself by shrinking a lion. It is from this local legend that they get their nickname “lion dog”. They are also known as sun dogs and sleeve dogs. These dogs were recognized by the AKC in 1906 as part of the toy group. They can adapt to living in both a small apartment and a large home. However, they will prefer moderate and colder climates to hot ones. Even though they have an independent Streak, they will still not like being left alone for extended periods of time.


Pekes are very alert and prone to barking making them excellent watchdogs. This barking tendency could however get out of control so it should be curbed at a young age through training and socialization. They would be a great addition to families but will need to be supervised when they play with children as they could easily get injured. They are poor at being guard due to their small size and friendly personality. Their Brachycephalic nature will make them more prone to eye and breathing. The notable ones that to look out for are progressive retinal atrophy, skin allergies, dry eye, and glaucoma. They might also develop back issues due to their elongated trunk.


This dog is intelligent and seldom eager to please. One could say they still have the traits of their ancestors as they have a stubborn side to them. This will make them tough to handle for novice dog owners who might require assistance from trainers and puppy training classes to smoothen the training. The peke dog sheds all year round, some seasons more than others. To avoid matting and tangling of their fur, they will require to be brushed at least an hour per week. Healthy Personal hygienic practices such as brushing their teeth, cleaning their ears, and trimming their nails should not be overlooked and should be done regularly.


The Pekingese dog is known for its low activity levels acting mostly as a lapdog. They will require minimal exercise to be healthy and happy. A daily walk through the park and a few extra exercises is enough for them. Thus, they could however accompany you on more tedious exercises and can be found competing in dog sports tournaments. They usually grow 6 to 9 inches tall and can weigh 7 to 14 pounds. These puppies have a general lifespan of 12 to 14 years. They are known to be one of the three dog breeds that survived the Titanic’s disaster at sea.

Pekingese Puppies



Pekingese Puppies



Pekingese Puppies



Pekingese Puppies