Pekingese Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Pekingese is that they are stubborn, jealous, childlike, opinionated, loyal and protective.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is not suitable for children due to its tendencies towards aggression.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 14 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and conditions prone to this breed of dog include but are not limited to heart problems, eye problems breathing problems and back injuries.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with a whole LOT of patience on part of the owner, as this breed of dog tends to need to be convinced to do anything. Shedding is heavy, brush daily to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in, has no children, and has lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog tends to be a one person dog, and has a very high tendency towards aggression. They will not think twice of biting children or even their owners.

Noise Factor

Not Documented.

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