Confidence and alertness are just a couple of traits of this small fluffy breed. Pekingese are loyal to their owners and adore them. In return, they will demand affection, attention and cuddles, if not given enough. This can actually get a bit annoying, so you need to be prepared to give lots of cuddles every day if you get a Pekingese!
Pekingese like to be indulged and pampered by their owners. They feel happiest if they are the centre of attention at all times. If your attention is not on them, they will jump on your lap and push their heads under your arm to get a cuddle or two.
Pekingese are also known to be quite jealous dogs. They will act cold and reserved towards strangers or just ignore them completely. They simply don't like to share their owners with anybody.
This is not a breed for first time dog owners or families as they bond best with a single owner. They can be stubborn and arrogant to other dogs and prefer to be more with their human than playing with their fellow dogs.
Special care needs to be taken of the Pekingese's eyes as they stand out and are prone to infections. A breeze can easily make their eyes sore and infected.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||13-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Low|