The lion dog of imperial China is now a king of hearts.

Vital Stats

Height: 6 to 9 inches at shoulder
Weight: 7 to 14 pounds
Coat: long and thick
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Summary
Pekingese were bred for centuries to be the cherished companions of the imperial family of China.

Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace. Full Pekingese profile on DogTime.com

Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Vigor:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.6 out of 5 stars (2.6 / 5)