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Pekingese

Pekingese
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Overview

The Pekingese is a small breed of dog with a distinctive, lion-like appearance. 

Temperament

Pekingese dogs are known for their independent, stubborn nature. They are often described as loyal and affectionate with their owners, but reserved or even aloof with strangers. Pekingese are also known to be fearless and protective of their family, despite their small size. They can be a good fit for apartment living as they are generally low-energy and don't require a lot of exercise.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Pekingese is around 12-15 years.

Shedding

Pekingese are known to shed quite a bit, especially during seasonal changes. Regular grooming, such as brushing and bathing, can help manage their shedding.

Training

Due to their independent nature, Pekingese can be a bit challenging to train. It's important to use positive reinforcement techniques and be patient and consistent. Early socialization is also important to help prevent any potential behavioral issues.

Puppy

Pekingese puppies are very small and fragile, so it's important to handle them gently. They require a lot of attention and care, including regular feeding and potty training. Due to their flat faces, Pekingese puppies may be prone to respiratory issues, so it's important to monitor them closely and seek veterinary care if necessary.

Pekingese can make loving and loyal companions for the right owner who is willing to invest the time and effort into their care and training.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #88
2017: #88
2016: #93
2015: #80
Origin:China
Breed Group:Toy (AKC:1906)
Companion Breeds (UKC)
Size:Small
Type:Purebred
Life span:13-15 years
Temperament:Affectionate
Aggressive
Good-natured
Intelligent
Opinionated
Stubborn
Height:6-9 inches (30.4-45 cm)
Weight:8-10 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg)
Colors:Black
Cream
Fawn
Gray
Red
White
Litter Size:2-4 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

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