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Also known as: Lion Dog

Breed origin: China
Original purpose: Companion dog.

AKC recognized: 1906
AKC group: Toy

Size: Weight: 7 to 14 lbs
Size: Height: 6 to 9 inches
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Color: All coat colors and markings, with or without a black mask.

General characteristics/temperament: The Pekingese is good-natured, dignified, intelligent, bold, self-important, opinionated, and affectionate.

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Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, rally, agility, therapy

Grooming requirement: 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,

Additional photos of Pekingese

Recommended books for further reading:

Pekingese (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.
Published in 2006
96 pages

The Complete Pekingese
By Liz Stannard
Published in 1999
176 pages

Pekingese (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Juliette Cunliffe
Published in 2003
158 pages

By Beverly Pisano
Published in 1997
224 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Pekingese Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Pekingese Club of America Rescue
Pekingese Rescue

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