Dogs 101: Pekingese Fun Facts and Information Most Popular Dog Breeds – Animal Facts

The world admits bears in pits do it, Even
Pekingeses at the Ritz do it, Let’s do it, let’s fall in love. – Cole Porter Good day, I’m Leroy with Animal Facts, the
channel with the surprisingly, simplistic name. Today, we list 10 facts about the dignified,
supremely confident, and one of the most independent of the toy breeds, the Pekingese. As always, if you like this video please hit
the thumbs up and subscribe for more. Let’s get started. 10. The Pekingese breed gets its name from the
ancient city of Peking in China, ya know the one with the duck. The city is now called Beijing. 9. Pekingese were bred to resemble “foo dogs,”
or Chinese guardian lions. These dogs have been in China since about
A.D. 700 and at least some of their popularity is attributed to the rise of Buddhism in China. Lions and, therefore, lion-like dogs, were
symbols of Buddha, and these small dogs with their flamboyant flowing manes fit the bill. They were available exclusively to royalty. This meant punishment of death should a commoner
be found with one. 8. In the 1800s, the Pekingese was the darling
of the Imperial Chinese court. In the sacking of Peking by the British in
1860, only a few Pekingese survived, at least one of which made it to England and became
the darling of Queen Victoria. Once again, royal favor led to popularity
and the Pekingese has not looked back since. 7. The Pekingese breed was officially recognized
by the AKC in 1906. The Pekingese is a member of the toy group,
ranging in height from six to nine inches and in weight from six pounds for the tiniest
to 14 pounds at the heaviest. Pekingnese under 6 pounds are known as �Sleeve
Pekignese.� 6. Pekingese are long bodied, low dogs with the
limbs somewhat bowed. The body is sturdy despite its small size,
and its build contributes to a “rolling” gait. Pekingese are readily recognized by their
shortened muzzles, prominent large eyes and “v” shaped nose wrinkle. The ears hang long off the massive round head,
and the tail is carried majestically over the back. 5. It’s a low-energy breed that needs a couple
short walks a day and some indoor playtime. The Pekingese makes a great �apartment�
dog, meaning she doesn�t need a huge yard, as long as she is exercised daily. Calm and quiet indoors, she lies on the sofa
cushions much of the time, observing her kingdom with her direct, inscrutable gaze, with sudden
bursts of comic playfulness. 4. Pekingese dogs possess a regal dignity, intelligence
and strong sense of self-importance. They are also good-natured, opinionated and
affectionate. 3. The Pekingese breed comes in 10 colors with
three different types of markings. Their fur gets long without regular trims. 2. Pekingese tend to be very stubborn and prideful. Training these pups is definitely a difficult
task�but not an impossible one. They often think they�re in charge and,
if trained too harshly, will fight back. 1. A pekingnese, called Sun Yat Sen, was one
of three dogs to escape the sinking RMS Titantic in 1912 when Henry and Myra Harper brought
their Pekingese aboard Lifeboat #3. Of the dogs aboard, the owners had planned
to hold a dog show aboard the ship on the morning of April 15th but the Titanic sank
the preceding night. Well, there you have it, 10 royal facts about
the small but extremely sturdy, Emporers of the Sofa, the Pekingese. Did we miss any facts? Let us know in the comments below. And as always, if you have an animal you’d
like us to cover, drop us a line. Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more
fun fauna facts. Catch ya next time.

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28 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    One of the more interesting histories of the toy dog breeds.

  2. Dreamscapes Landscaping says:

    Love these little dogs! Big personalities.

  3. Leroy Dickson says:

    How are you pekingese topics?

  4. Rosie Garden says:

    Let's fall in love!

  5. Animal Facts says:

    Pekingese are awesome!

  6. Wavy amelia says:

    I have a pinkanees dog

  7. megan h says:

    my pekegnese is my world they are wonderful dogs!

  8. Prestyn Early says:

    My mom had Pekingese for 13 years but it died

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  10. Anna Grace says:

    I can’t wait to get my Pekingese next week

  11. Maria Espinoza says:

    Miss you my 1st Kiki. Miss you Kismos and Kikidos so much.🌜🐵🐒😇😂😧😥

  12. joe smith says:

    My girl Peke, Fancy, was a litter of one. I had to teach her how to play and she gets rough with me sometimes. She is the boss of this house

  13. Christian Patriot says:

    What kind of drugs do you have to use to get these dogs to run around? The closest mine ever came to running was chasing down the microwave.

  14. Zaria says:

    This video just gives my peke more sass 😂. She already acts as if she is the boss of my house imagine when she discovers this video 🙄.

  15. The26 says:

    I have a Pekingese dog. She is 12 years old.

  16. Lindsey Sloan says:

    They make the cutest gremlin type sounds.

  17. Kestila says:

    I had a Pekingese dog. I miss him a lot. Believe it or not, he was 22 years old.

  18. brown checker says:

    1:10 Why speaking of British and use the image of Japan? It's not right.

  19. Lucky Stonner says:

    My gma got these

  20. Lucky Stonner says:

    They just so cute i had one it ran away im not getting it back i know that they cost alot i miss my dog hi name was poncho he was meen to other dogs but still loved him now my mom has a Pitt he is coocoo to me my other pitt died from so many segers i cryed but he is a angel i dont know why im sharing this

  21. BIRDS ! says:

    My all white pekinese LOUIS is my best friend in the whole wide world! He’s allost 4 now! I can cry over how much i love him lollllp

  22. BIRDS ! says:

    My friends litterly call him KING LOUIS

  23. David Griffith says:

    Yes you missed something. Pekingese are not good natured they're easily irritated and will bite without holding back would not recommend them for families with small children they are very hard to train almost impossible to housebreak and if you scold them for an accident on the carpet you're going to get bit. They have a very long memory and it is safe say if they feel, they have been mistreated they will never forget it Nor forgive.

  24. pandora new beginnings says:

    Just got female Pekingese shes so cute named her nyla

  25. I couldn’t think of a good username says:

    They’re also good at cuddling

  26. pandora new beginnings says:

    My pekinese is stubborn as all hell

  27. Karen Benavente says:

    I live love ❤️ this adorable little dog 🐶💕

  28. MrTommy516 says:

    I had a peke for 17 years. They're gifts from heaven.

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