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The Pekingese is commonly referred to as "The Peke". They originated in China over 2000 years ago as a favored and revered Imperial pet. For centuries, only members of the Chinese Imperial Palace could own them. They were considered by the Chinese to be a guardian spirit because of their resemblance to Chinese lions.
The Pekingese is a small, well-balanced breed. They display dignity, a haughty demeanor, and bravery befitting their Chinese origin. They are independent and fearless. The Pekingese is the ultimate aristocrat who expects and demands to be a pampered companion.
The Pekingese is sensitive, loving, and extremely affectionate when they choose to be. They are also stubborn and opinionated. They are generally a one-person pet who is deeply devoted to their master. They make excellent watchdogs, as they will give alarm to any unusual noise. They are wary and suspicious of strangers. The Peke does best with older, well-behaved children. They typically do not get along with other pets. They may display jealousy and attempt to show dominance over their master.
The Pekingese requires diligent daily brushing to prevent tangles, knots, and mats. They need to be dry shampooed regularly. Their faces and eyes must be cleaned daily with a damp, soft cloth. They do not tolerate warm or damp climates, and become over-heated or chilled quite quickly. The Peke is prone to breathing problems, eye problems, herniated disc, and dislocated kneecaps. Special care must be given to not overfeed as they gain weight easily.
The Pekingese is a double-coat breed. The outer-coat is extravagant, long, and straight flowing with profuse feathering. The under-coat is soft and plush in texture. The lavish Pekingese coat is this breeds crowning glory. They come in a wide variety of colors and markings, including parti-color. They are average shedders.
The Pekingese may be difficult to train due to their stoic nature. The crate method is recommended for housebreaking. They will not respond to a harsh, loud, or overly bossy master. They respond best to gentle, consistent, and patient guidance. The Peke requires short sessions of basic obedience and socialization.
The Pekingese is able to have the majority of their exercise needs met indoors with play sessions. They benefit from, and greatly enjoy short walks a few times per day. They make excellent apartment or condominium dwellers.
14 lbs
6-9 inches
All colors and patterns are allowable
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Pekingese puppies.

How much do Pekingese puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Pekingese varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Pekingese puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Pekingeses sold is $1,175.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Pekingese with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,400 upwards to $6,000 or even more for a Pekingese with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Pekingeses sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,175.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $2,400.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2578 Pekingese puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Pekingese puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Pekingeses true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Pekingese Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2578 Pekingese dogs.
  • 1. Austin
  • 2. Trevor
  • 3. Sierra
  • 4. Gizmo
  • 5. Teddy
  • 6. Penny
  • 7. Charlie
  • 8. Levi
  • 9. Baby
  • 10. Lola
  • 11. Peanut
  • 12. Prince
  • 13. Puppy
  • 14. Sam
  • 15. Sassy
  • 16. Bella
  • 17. Buster
  • 18. Peagle
  • 19. Princess
  • 20. Buddy

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Member Since: October 2004
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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Sweetwater Kennel has been family owned and operated Kennel since 1999! We are currently raising 2 breeds which are: Pekingese & Shih Tzu's. All of our puppies are very well socialized before leaving for their new homes, as we play with them often! All of our puppies come with a one year health guarantee! Please see our website. We accept; Visa/MC, PayPal and Postal Money Orders as payment!

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Anonymous asked:
My pekingese is not eating her food and I know is due to her being picky. I'm tired of trying different brands just to see her not eating any of them. At times, she'd eat the wet food I'd buy if i'd hide treats into it but then at others she just won't eat it period. I had been feeding her the blue wilderness trail trays, then the Nutro Ultra but had to switch to dry food since she stopped eating them. Is there a kind of food that is nutritious and eaten by pekingese? Please help, thank you!



The Pekingese as a breed is known to be picky. Sadly, a lot of owners try doing too much before searching out for help and in doing so, made their Pekingese even more picky. First things first, pick a food and stick to it. A good, healthy, high quality grain free food such as either of the two you were feeding already is fine. Second, decide if you are going to add wet to her meal or not and then stick too it. Now, it's time to take your dog to the vet. Ensure that your dog is healthy and there is no underlying reason behind her not eating. Once all is well with the vet, it is time to exercise your dog. An exercised dog is not only hungry, but tired. By being hungry and tired, there is less of a chance your dog will be picky. She'll just want to eat and then go and rest. Next, stick to a schedule, always feed your dog twice a day at the same time. Only allow her 10 minutes to eat and then take the food away. She will not starve to death if she waits a meal or two to see if you'll add something else. Do not give her treats in between as she'll be inclined to ignore her food in hopes of more treats. Lastly, get your dog to do some basic obedience before giving her the food. Dogs are pack animals and are genetically linked to wolves that hunt and work together for their food. If you do a some 1 minute routine of obedience before her meal, she'll feel bonded to you and want to eat because she earned her meal with you together.


My baby was a picky eater until switched him to Science Diet Sensitive Skin/Coat purple label. He loves cheese and it smells cheesy. His vet highly recommended it and he's been on it for 11 years.


The Pekingese were selectively bred over hundreds of years to be the food tasters for the imperial family in China. It is their nature to be suspicious of food. It is not the nature of a Pekingese dog to be obedient. If you want an obedient animal get a Poodle. Pekingese are not for everyone.


I add scrambled eggs to my Peke's kibble ever other day. I also boil chicken and add it. Just a little bit. They get Hills science diet prescription for bladder and also the digestion issue formula. They are picky on occasion and a little bit of scrambled eggs or boiled chicken helps. Don't add anything to the scrambled eggs. Just whip with fork and a drop of olive oil and a drop of coconut milk. Put it in microwave for a minute or so it fluffs up and they love it. My boys are happy and healthy 14 And 16 years old.


My Pippa got broiled chicken & rice. She was a rescue - skin & bones when I got her. It was the only thing she would eat. That was her food for the ten years I was privileged to have her in my life. My heart hurts I miss her so much.šŸ¶

Anonymous asked:
What is the average lifespan of a Pekingese?



The Pekingese lives an average 12 - 15 years.


Ours lived one month shy of her 16th birthday.

Anonymous asked:
We have had a rescued Pekingese for 3 years. He was said to be 2 years old when we got him. He does bark at men or dogs who are strangers to him. His biggest problem is marking on items in our home or other's homes. He is house broken otherwise. We use a belt now but leave it off or go visiting and he will do it again. Any ideas? He was spayed when rescued.



First off, clean everything in your home with an enzyme cleaner. That will rid the smell of his marking at his level. Regular house-hold cleaners will not do the job. Secondly, get a belly band for him for when he is in the house and can not be supervised. Then contact a local dog behaviorist or trainer whom deals with behavioral issues and have them come and work with you and your dog.


The best cleaning product to get rid of pee smell is 50% vinegar and 50% water and place it in a spray bottle. After spraying the surfaces leave it alone for 15-30 mins and wipe the surfaces. I use diaper that wraps around their bellies. You can get it at amazon. I


Kennel him when you are gone. Kennel him when he pees or marks territory. Don't get mad just say NO and put him in kennel. Eventually they put it together. The more you yell or make it a traumatic experience the less the Peke will obey. You will lose the dogs respect. You may laugh but they are different. They need to be respected and in turn they will respect you. They will adore you. Yelling, spanking etc will never work on a Peke. As a matter of fact it makes things worse.

Anonymous asked:
Ideas for Chinese names for Pekingese pups?



I had 2. They we're brother and sister. They we're almost 19 years old when they went to Heaven.


Chinese names Chang lee Foo, Wong Lee Foo, Ming Toy, Wee Toy

Anonymous asked:
How much should I charge for studding my Pekingese?



If your Pekingese is AKC registered and from a reputable, ethical breeder, you would have been provided with a 3 to 5 generation pedigree. They should have provided you show photos of the sire and dam and possibly others in his family. The pedigree can also be ordered from AKC, but the breeder should have been proud to provide it along with your guarantee and contract. Since you want to use your boy for stud services, not "studding," I would go back to the breeder for mentoring.
First, have you shown him and does he have any championship points?
How many champions are in his pedigree? What is his breeding, any famous dogs that have won Best in Show or a Pekingese specialty?
How closely does he meet the Pekingese Standard? Did you get several people to evaluate him so that you breed to a female who can improve what he needs improving on in his structure?


It really doesn't change per breed unless it's a Pitbull. Usually studding costs $100-500.


We have worked under the principle to get stud service, one either agrees to pick of the litter or the average selling cost of one of the pups in that litter. If the sire is championship pedigree, the pups will sell for more. Run of the mill AKC pet only pedigrees can run $300 to $800 in the markets around my home.

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Updated: 7/2/2022