14+ Pictures That Prove Pekingese Are Perfect Weirdos

Pekingese is one of the oldest breeds in the world, which is confirmed by genetic studies. According to scientists, these dogs are at least 2000 years old. There is a beautiful Chinese legend, very ancient, probably no less ancient than the Pekingese breed itself.

And it sounds like this: once a lion fell in love with a monkey, but the lion is huge, and the monkey is very small. The lion could not come to terms with this state of affairs and began to beg Buddha to make him small – suitable in size for a monkey. Thus, according to legend, the Pekingese appeared, which has tiny size and a lion’s heart.

Throughout their history, up to the last emperor of China, the Pekingese was exclusively the prerogative of the imperial family. No one, not even the highest aristocracy of China, had the right to have these dogs. In the palace, they lived separately, in special apartments, they were strictly guarded, moreover, commoners were forbidden even to look at these dogs.

#3 The Pekingese is native to China, where it was bred specifically for the Imperial family.

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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