The Pekingese is a small dog breed originating from China.
It usually measures between 15 and 25 centimeters in height at the withers and weighs between 3 and 6 kilograms.
Their coat is dense and soft, with colors ranging from light fawn to black, white, gray and russet. They have a short, flattened muzzle, protruding eyes, and an almost human-like facial expression. Their tail is curled over their back and their posture is proud and elegant.
The Pekingese is a friendly, intelligent and attentive companion dog. They have an independent personality, but they are also very loyal to their family. They tend to be reserved around strangers and can be stubborn when training.
Due to their small size, they are well suited for apartment living. However, they also need time outdoors to stretch their legs and explore their surroundings. Pekingese require regular grooming to keep their coat healthy.