14+ Informative and Interesting Facts About Pekingese

Pekingese is a dog of Chinese monarchs, the history of the breed, the origin of which is shrouded in legends. Historians find the first mention of dogs, similar to domestic dwarf lions, dating back 4 thousand years ago.

#1 Pekingese owners often describe their pets as “opinionated.” Maybe this comes down to their royal heritage.

#2 In Ancient China, the smallest Pekingese with fierce personalities were kept in the royals’ sleeves and used as miniature guard dogs.

#3 The Pekingese has a rolling gait, in which the body sways gently from one side to the other. It’s a distinctive walk that contributes to the dog’s dignified disposition.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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