The lion dog of imperial China is now a king of hearts.
Height: 6 to 9 inches at shoulder
Weight: 7 to 14 pounds
Coat: long and thick
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Pekingese were bred for centuries to be the cherished companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.
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General Characteristics
Cold tolerance
Drooling potential
Ease of training
Heat tolerance
Need for exercise
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Easy to groom
General health
Good for novice owners