Is a
Pekingese the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Pekingese

Choosing a Pekingese as your pet dog or puppy:--
General Description

Small affectionate little dogs with long silky coats and a shortened pug like face.
Suitable Owners

Easy-going, gentle owner who will enjoy grooming and petting this friendly little dog.
Origins

Originally bred by the Ancient Chinese Courts as lapdogs
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

Toy
Coat:

Profuse, long silky coat with a dense thick undercoat. 
Grooming:

Needs regular brushing to avoid shedding.
Average Height:

15 - 23 cms. 6 - 9 ins.
Average Weight:

4 - 5 kgs. 10 - 12 lbs.
Colour:

All colours.
Temperament:

They are affectionate but have independent personalities. Alert, calm and corageous Pekingese usually get along well with other dogs and people, but may be wary of strangers. They are loyal and protective of its home and family. They need regular grooming

 Exercise:

Low exercise requirements.
Average Lifespan: 

12 - 13 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Can bark incessantly.Shortened nose can cause breathing difficulties

Potential Health Concerns



Leg, calf and spine problems. Possible dry eye problems.
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