The Pekingese was a favourite in the Imperial palace in Peking and was only allowed to be a pet for the high castes. In 1860, four dogs were brought to Britain and they soon became popular in Victorian elite society.
People who are not so keen on exercise. The Peke's needs are minimal and if it's a warm day, special care must be taken in monitoring its breathing.
Someone who has little time for grooming. The Peke's required level of coat care is not for the faint hearted!
Peke, Peking Lion Dog
Really, really small - could almost fit in your pocket.
Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.
Long almost human hair
Luscious long outer locks that need lots of attention and a soft undercoat that will get knotty if not combed out.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
HOW IT WORKS
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