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Pekingese overview

An ancient breed from China with strong associations with the Buddhist religion. At one time only Chinese royalty were allowed to own a Pekingese.

The Pekingese can be independent and stubborn. Short bowed legs and a very slow walking speed result in a diminished requirement for exercise. Profuse course coat and heavy mane will require diligent gooming. Do not be surprised by this breed's dignity and spirit; it has both in abundance. 

Other known names for Pekingese

Peke, Chinese Spaniel, Pelchie Dog, Peking Palasthund

Pekingese foreign names

Pekingees (Dutch), Pekinese (German), Pekinés (Spanish)



Breed Group

Toy Group

Biological data

Male: 5 kg.
14 lbs (maximum).
Female: 5.5 kg.
14 lbs (maximum).
Male: 6-9 inches.
Female: 6-9 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
All colours and markings are permissible and of equal merit, except albino or liver.
Parti-colours evenly broken.

Pekingese links we are happy to endorse

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Pekingese – Breed standard

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Pekingese references and further reading

Deutscher Pekingesen Club 


Peke Rescue Network
The Pekingese Club (UK)  
North of England Pekingese Club

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AP-OD8F9A - Australian Champion Pekingese
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki