Pekingese

Overview

The Pekingeseis an ancient breed of toy dog, originating in China. They are called Lion Dogs due to their resemblance to Chinese guardian lions.
The breed was favored by royalty of the Chinese Imperial court as both a lap dog and companion dog, and its name refers to the city of Pekingwhere the Forbidden City is located. The breed has several characteristics and health issues related to its unique appearance. Because of its desirable characteristics, the Pekingese has been part of the development of designer crossbreeds, such as the Peekapooand Peke-a-tese.
The Pekingese, originating from Western China, were proud companions of the Chinese Buddhist monks. These dogs are also found to be owned by Chinese princes.

Information

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Hypoallergenic
No
Litter Size
6.0
Breed Type
Crossbred
Breed Group
Working
Breed Coat Type
Medium

Characteristics / Temperament

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Pekingese are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Pekingese has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Pekingese typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Pekingesewill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.