• Pekingese

    The toy breed is small in stature with well-balanced proportions and a regal bearing. Pekingese are known for their “rolling” gait and bold demeanors.

  • Group: Companion
    Lifespan: 10–14 yr
    Height: 7–8 in
    Weight: 6–15 lb

  • Care

    Pekingese have thick double coats that require regular grooming. Occasional baths (with conditioner) and brushing at least once per week can keep their hair from becoming tangled or matted. Pekingese will require almost-daily brushing during shedding season (in spring and fall) to help remove their dead coat. Their nails need regular trimming to keep them from cracking, splitting, or becoming overgrown and making it painful to walk or run. Start a regular dental care routine when Pekingese are puppies. Brushing their teeth and scheduling professional cleanings ensures good oral hygiene throughout their lives.

    Feed Pekingese a high-quality dog food that is appropriate for their age and small size. To keep this breed from becoming overweight, portion out their food with a measuring cup to avoid overfeeding, and limit treats to no more than 10% of their daily calories.

  • Disorders

    Patellar luxation
    brachycephalic syndrome, Cataracts, Cleft lip/palate, Cryptorchidism, retained testicle, Entropion, Eyelash abnormalities, Fold dermatitis/pyoderma, Hydrocephalus, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca ( K C S) - "dry eye", Mitral valve dysplasia, Progressive retinal atrophy
    Intervertebral disk disease

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.