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CHINESE ROYALTY

From as far back as the Tang Dynasty of the 8th Century the Pekingese were prized and bred in the Royal Palaces.  They were jealously guarded as personal companions to the Chinese Royalty, who would carry them inside the large billowing sleeves of their robes.  Pekes came in a multitude of colors as they were to match or compliment the Royal owner's robes.  Death was the reward for anyone caught attempting to steal one of these dogs.

BREEDING DOGS ARRIVE IN EUROPE

When the Chinese Emperor and family fled during the war in the 1860s, five Pekingese were left behind in the Summer Palace.  These were the foundation for the known breeding of Pekingese outside the Chinese Royal family.  Other Pekingese were added to the ranks as time went on, ostensibly when the Chinese would steal them and sell them for a good price to Europeans buyers.

THE LION DOG

Pekingese have been known as the Lion Dog due to their appearance and to the Chinese belief that they were representations of the lions which Buddha made from his fingers.

AN EXCEPTIONAL COMPANION TODAY

The Pekingese are spunky intelligent companions who are loyal and loving to their family members.  They will keep their owners amused and intrigued, and have that special talent of making themselves seem very indispensable! Well socialized Pekingese are also often confident with other humans and dogs, as well as being capable of living in harmony with other species of animals.  They can occasionally be strong willed, and typically are fastidious about their bathroom habits.

Sonya and Pup

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