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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 2018

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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 $650.00. 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 $1,900 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 $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $650.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $6,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2217 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.

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Most Popular Pekingese Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2217 Pekingese dogs.
  • 1. Austin
  • 2. Trevor
  • 3. Sierra
  • 4. Teddy
  • 5. Penny
  • 6. Gizmo
  • 7. Levi
  • 8. Charlie
  • 9. Peanut
  • 10. Puppy
  • 11. Baby
  • 12. Bella
  • 13. Lola
  • 14. Prince
  • 15. Princess
  • 16. Sam
  • 17. Cookie
  • 18. Flex
  • 19. Jasper
  • 20. Pete

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Member Since: September 2006
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Welcome - Please click View All Listings to enjoy viewing my Pekingese & Shih-tzus Dolls! My babies are in my home --very socialized-- play daily in play area in my living room with other puppies their age. They are never frightened scared babies--They are very used to noise--they watch TV with us --watch us cook in the kitchen--are very smart babies not frightened by noises or new things--they all love toys and will occupy themselves playing.They receive all their needed vaccinations and wormings and are always healthy fat little babies--If anything they are spoiled. Questions welcome.918-696-9106 Many Great References!!

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

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The Pekingese lives an average 12 - 15 years.

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

Anonymous asked:
Ideas for Chinese names for Pekingese pups?

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

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.

Anonymous asked:
My Pekingese licks everything, windows, heaters, fans, carpet, feet, etc. what's his deal? He is only 3 1/2 months old.



Dogs explore with their mouths. A positive reinforcement trainer would be able to help you with this behavioral problem.


This cou!d be exploring behavior, but also check out your Pekingese's diet to make sure he\she is getting what they need nutrition wise. Pekingese puppies LOVE to play and not having opposable thumbs they use their mouth. Try sitting in the floor and playing tug of war with an approved toy. No plastic, rubber or stuffed animals with small pieces they could swallow.

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Updated: 10/17/2018