Pekingese Gifts The Pekingese originated in China, and is one of the oldest known breeds of dogs. A study of ancient remains suggests that it, along with other breeds such as the Japanese Chin, Shih Tzu and longhaired Chihuahua may have descended from what is known as the Gobi Kitchen Midden Dog. The Pekingese was revered by the Chinese as symbolic of the Foo Dog, which was capable of driving away spirits, and for its resemblance to the lion. For many centuries they were only owned by the royal family, and a dog would be put to death when his emperor died to accompany him in the afterlife. It is suggested that when the British forces overran the Forbidden City during the second opium war in 1860, that orders were given to destroy all the dogs. However, five survived and were taken back... (continued below) Pekingese Welcome Stake Black, Sable, Red, Fawn $72.95 Pekingese Garden Stake Black, Sable, Red, Fawn $44.95 Pekingese Solid Oak Wall Clock Black, Sable, Red, Fawn $109.95 Pekingese Snow Globe Black, Sable, Fawn, Red $69.95 Pekingese Walking Stick, Hiking Staff Black, Sable, Fawn, Red $79.95 Pekingese Deluxe Desk Set Black, Sable, Fawn, Red $52.95 Pekingese Wood Framed Wall Mirror Black, Sable, Fawn, Red $89.95 Pekingese Welcome Sign Black, Sable, Fawn, Red $49.95 Pekingese Walnut Dog Leash Holder Black, Sable, Fawn, Red $51.95 Pekingese Dog House Leash Holder Black, Sable, Fawn, Red $59.95 Pekingese Dog Four-Peg Hang Up Black, Sable, Fawn, Red $55.95 Pekingese Mousepad $11.95 Pekingese Coasters $13.95 Pekingese Wine Bottle Stopper $12.95 Pekingese Cross Stitch Pattern Chart $9.95 Pekingese Embroidered Hat - Cap $17.95 Pekingese Dog Breed Embroidered Hats $17.95 Pekingese DOG MOM T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Nightshirts $18.99 Pekingese DOG DAD T-Shirts & Sweatshirts $18.99 I Love My Pekingese Shirts $18.99 Pekingese Breed History Shirt $18.99 Pekingese Dog Breed Figurine, MyDog Special Edition Avg Size: 9"-12" $29.95 Pekingese MyDog Figurine Avg Size: 6"-8" $25.95 Pekingese Figurine Avg Size: 4"-5" $14.95 Pekingese Gingerbread Dog House Ornament $16.95 Pekingese Christmas Ornament Teacup $14.95 Pekingese Angel Figurine Ornament $14.95 Pekingese Christmas Ornament Teacup $14.95 Pekingese Dog Gift Box Ornament Blue $14.95 Pekingese Dog Gift Box Ornament Blue $14.95 Pekingese Dog Gift Box Ornament Green $14.95 Pekingese Candy Cane Christmas Ornament $14.95 Pekingese Angel Christmas Tree Toppers $19.95 Pekingese Sleigh Ride Christmas Ornament $16.95 Pekingese Pinecone Christmas Ornament $14.95
(continued) ...to Britain, where they formed the foundation stock of today’s breed.
A Pekingese stands 6-9 inches high and weighs 8-10 lbs. Dogs under six pounds are referred to as “sleeve Pekingese”, the kind which was popular in China. Those weighing 6-8 lbs are referred to as “minis”, however neither of those is an official breed designation. All colors are accepted, with or without a black face mask.
Sometimes braver than is good for them, the Pekingese has a lion temper and heart to match. Along with that goes a very independent nature that makes them stubborn and manipulative of their owners. They can be very picky about what they eat, and easily pick up the stress of their owners and use it to their advantage. Leery of strangers, the Pekingese can become so passionately attached to their owner that they react aggressively to other family members. Not suggested for small children unable to understand this part of their nature. © DogDecor.com