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Pekingese

Very affectionate (other names: Foo (or Fu) dog, Peke, Peking Palasthund)

Pekingese
origin:China
date origin:Antiquity
life expectancy:12 to 13 years
classification:Toy
height:15 to 23 cm
weight:3 to 6 kg
exercise: Undemandingtraining: Difficultclimate: Temperatein/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

The first record of a Pekingese, or Lion Dog, as they were called, dates back to the Imperial China. Some defend that the first record of a Pekingese dates from the 8th century, other believe that they existed before that, even before the birth of Christ. However DNA results prove that this breed is one of the oldest dog ones. Legend has it that the Pekingese is the offspring of a Lion and a marmoset, and the Chinese believe that he was a miniature version of the “Foo Dog”, the dog that pushed away the evil spirits. Closely related to Buddhism, resembling at that time their religious symbol - a miniature lion - the Pekingese was