We outline the different questions that you’ll be asking in relation to microchipping your Pekingese. How much it costs, who is responsible for microchipping and your legal requirements in ensuring these details are kept up to date and much more.
Believed to have been bred by Chinese emperors, these small dogs were kept as royal lapdogs and were highly prized by the imperial court.
They were given as gifts to foreign dignitaries and were even considered sacred.
The breed was named after the city of Peking (now Beijing), where they were first bred.
The Pekingese has a long, luxurious coat that requires regular grooming and maintenance.
They are known for their independent and stubborn nature, but also for their loyalty and affection towards their owners.
Despite their small size, they are brave and courageous, making them excellent watchdogs.
The Pekingese is a beloved companion dog, and its popularity continues to grow around the world.
Pekingese Breed Facts
Height (Adult): Male: 23 to 28cm Female: 23 to 28cm
Weight (Adult): Male: 2.7 to 4.5kg Female: 2.7 to 4.5kg
Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Loyal, Playful, Courageous, and Intelligent
Not sure on when or whether to spay or neuter your Pekingese? Here’s a range of things you’ll need to consider.
We’ve noted the signs you need to look out for that might suggest that your Pekingese is potentially bored or lonely. Read them and see what options you may have.
Statistics show 1 in 5 Pekingese owners don’t regularly walk their dogs which can result in health problems in the long term. See our guide to a range of ways to keep them healthy.