Pekingese Puppies are a little brave pets. Here is your informative A-list of Pekingese. The Pekingese dog is also known as Chinese Spaniel, Lion Dog, Pelchie Dog or Peking Palasthund. The nickname is Peke. This Pekingese dog breed was originated from the ancient city named Peking, now is known as Beijing. It is an ancient dog breed as Shih Tzu, Tibetan Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel or Pug. They exist more than two thousand years ago. Pekingese dogs were favorite imperial pets and only members of the Chinese royalty could owe them. In 1860s, this dog breed was brought to Britain. The first Pekingese show dog was appearing in Britain during 1893. They were recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1906. Today, Pekingese becomes wonderful family pet around the world.

Facts about Pekingese Puppies

  • Temperament – The Pekingese is affectionate, confident, courageous, independent, loving, loyal, playful, sensitive and willful. Do not leave them alone for long period; it will develop dog behavior problems. Pekingese dogs are devoted to family and they enjoy spending time with family. Do not overfeed this dog breed, it tend to gain weight easily. They are a good watchdog and they will vary of the stranger. They tend to bark a lot. It might be difficult to housebreak. It is good to provide obedience training and early socialization for Pekingese Puppies in early stage of puppyhood. Pekingese Puppies are suitable for non-experienced dog owner.
  • Appearance – The Pekingese has a compact and muscular body. The body is slightly longer than its tail. They have a large head and the face is flat. They come with a pair of large and round eyes with black eye rims. They have a black short nose and the muzzle is flat which well-filled below the eyes. Their lower jaw is broad. They have a thick and short neck. The chest is broad. The Pekingese has heavy-boned and short legs. They have a high-set tail which carried over the back. The Peke has a double coat. The outer coat is long and straight whereas the under coat is soft and thick.

Here are some Pekingese pictures

Pekingese Breed Information

Size Small
Height 30 – 45 cm (male and female)
Weight 3 – 5 kg (male and female)
Colour All colors and patterns
Group Toy Breed Dog
Life Span 10 – 15 years
Litter Size Average 2 – 4 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed
Grooming Requirements Daily brushing is needed to prevent tangles or mats. Use dry shampoo when bathing. Clean the face and eyes with a soft cloth every day. This dog breed is an average shedder
Environment Indoor
Barking Slightly above average
Recognition CKC, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, KCGB, ANKC, NZKC, UKC, PCA


The common health issue for Pekingese is prone to breathing problems, eye problems, dislocated kneecaps or herniated disks.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Pekingese from Pekingese rescue or look for Pekingese Puppies for sale from Pekingese breeders.

Pekingese Puppies