The Pekingese is a popular lap dog, because of its size and character. The Pekingese was first seen in China, and was taken to Europe by the Britains in the 19th century. According to legend, the Pekingese remained steadfastly at Buddha's side. The harmless small dog converted into a lion, if there was any danger. Because of this a lot of people still call this dog the "Bag-Lion".
The Pegingese is classificated in group 9, companion and toy dogs, according to FCI. Especially in section 8, number 207 Pekingeses and Japanese spaniels.

Charakter and Temperament

The Pekingese unite vigilance and self-confidence with devotion. It is a faithful small dog, but treats strangers with arrogance and distance. Because of its bold character, the Pekingese is a quite willful dog, which needs a lot of attention from its owner.
It is very important for the Pekingese’s obstinacy, that it gets to know other dogs. The Pekingese has to learn to edge down sometimes.
The Pekingese does not play a lot. It is a intelligent, selfconfident, brave dog, which is also devoted and cuddly. Because of its character the Pekingese is a perfect family dog. This breed has a strong affection to his owner/s.


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