Country of Origin: China
  • Activity Level: low
  • Grooming Level: high
  • Trainability: low
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: sometimes
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Prey Drive: low
  • Watchdog: chill
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Pekingese Breed Profile








Shoulder height: 6-9 inches. Weight: 7-14 pounds.

Their coat is long, straight, and double-coated with a coarse top coat. Their coat colors vary.

This dog is friendly, stubborn, and independent. This breed is also courageous despite its small size.

Pekingese are fun-loving and do well with children and other pets. They enjoy the affection of their owners and can be considered a lapdog. They are quite content to lounge in the lap of their master.

Their coat can be kept in good condition by daily grooming with a brush or comb.

The Pekingese can be very difficult to train. Puppy training and obedience classes are highly recommended for this breed.

This dog needs a minimal amount of exercise.