The Pekingese is an ancient breed, originating in China. The dogs were also known by lion dog, sun dog and sleeve dog. The Pekingese is a compact dog with a pear-shaped body, heavy forequarters and lighter hindquarters. Its temperament is one of directness, independence and individuality. This breed is also very friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
- Dog Breed Group: Toy group
- Height: 6 – 9 inches
- Weight: 7 to 14 pounds
- Life Span: 12 to 15 years
- Other Names: Lion Dog, Peking Lion Dog, Pelchie Dog, or Peke