PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion


Commonly referred to as a “little lion,” the Pekingese is a compact, sturdy, companion dog that originated in ancient China. He is distinguished by a stocky, muscular body with a massive front covered by a thick mane. The calm, dignified Pekingese is good-natured and affectionate, making the breed an ideal watchdog and companion. Frequent weekly grooming is required to avoid tangling in his coarse coat.
Living Considerations
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for children
Did you know?
The Pekingese was regarded as a sacred, royal breed during the Tang Dynasty of eighth century China. A death sentence was inherent for anyone caught stealing one of these regal dogs.
Also Known As:
Peking lion dog
Lion Dog
Chinese Spaniel
Pelchie Dog
Peking Palasthund
  • Size Toy
  • Height Males – 68.5 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 61 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 5 kilograms
    Females – 3.5 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Low
  • Colour All colours and combinations are acceptable
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both