Family (group): Japanese Spaniel
Weight (kg): 3 - 6
Size (cm): 15 - 23
Hair type: long and straight
Color Standards: All colors are allowed, except albino and brown.
Origin and History: This breed was once owned by the Chinese imperial court. It was in 1860 that the first specimens were introduced to the West.
Personality: The Pekingese gets attached to his master, often distant towards strangers and does not always support children. It's a dog that asserts itself.
Known health issues: Dislocation of the patella, legg-calve-perthes (hip problem), dry eye, spinal disorders.
Note: They are a very good guarding dog.