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Also known as: Lion Dog
Breed origin: China
Original purpose: Companion dog.
AKC recognized: 1906
AKC group: Toy
Weight: 7 to 14 lbs
Size: Height: 6 to 9 inches
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All coat colors and markings, with or without a black mask.
The Pekingese is good-natured, dignified, intelligent, bold, self-important, opinionated, and affectionate.
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Suitable canine sports/activities:
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obedience, rally, agility, therapy
Brush daily and groom professionally every 3 months. Some owners keep the coat in a puppy cut to make it easier to maintain.
Known health problems:
Corneal ulcers, allergies, hot spots, heat stroke, congestive heart failure,
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Recommended books for further reading:
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By Beverly Pisano
Published in 1997
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Pekingese Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Pekingese Club of America Rescue