Breed: Pekingese

Family (group): Japanese Spaniel

Nationality: Chinese

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.