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Pekingese

Pup-ID: 009590509

€1195

  • Male
  • 27 February 2024
  • Cream
  • Vaccinated
  • Dewormed
  • Chipped
  • Registered
  • European passport
  • Written Guarantee

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Pekingese dogs were bred for centuries to be the beloved companions of the imperial family of China. Today, they are still cherished family companions and show dogs that greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

History

According to Chinese legend, a lion once fell in love with a marmoset, a species of monkey. To endorse his love, the lion begged Buddha to reduce him but let him keep his great lion heart and character. Buddha agreed, and from the union of the two descended the dogs of Fu Lin, the lion dogs of China.

Maybe that's not quite how the Pekingese came to be, but it's a good story. The breed is indeed ancient, with DNA evidence confirming that it is one of the oldest dog breeds. It is believed that the Pekingese has existed in China for 2000 years. Named after the capital Beijing (now Beijing), they were the companions of nobles, princes, and members of the imperial family. Citizens bowed down to them, a treatment they still expect today.

The Pekingese was closely guarded and never allowed to leave the palace, let alone the country, but they came to the attention of the Western world as a result of the Opium War in 1860. When British troops invaded the imperial palace after a raid on Beijing, they discovered, among other things, five Pekingese dogs guarding the body of their mistress, who had committed suicide rather than be captured. The dogs became war prizes and were taken to England where two were given to the Duchess of Wellington, two to the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, and one to Queen Victoria, who named the animal "Looty."

Personality

He may look cute, but the Pekingese is a steadfast character who is tougher and braver than his appearance suggests. The Pekingese's regal dignity, self-importance, self-confidence and stubbornness all come together in a lively, affectionate, good-natured dog who respects you when you respect him. He is loyal to and protective of his people, and barks warningly when strangers show up. Train him with strict, gentle consistency, using positive reinforcement such as food rewards and praise. You will always succeed if you can convince the breed that doing something is his idea, not yours.

Known disorders

  • Progressive retinal atrophy (progressive deterioration retina)