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

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
[usrlist “Apartment appropriate:5” “Amount of shedding:5” “Cold tolerance:4” “Ease at being home alone:3” “Good for new owners:3” “Good for new owners:3” “Sensitivity:2” “Intelligence:2” “Friendly toward strangers:2” “Playfulness:2” “Need for exercise:2” “Vigor:1” “Heat Tolerance:1” “Easy to groom:1” ]