14 Things You Didn’t Know About The Pekingese

#7 Because of their profuse coat and short noses, they do not tolerate heat well.

#8 Pekingese tend to bark a lot.

#9 It’s no wonder the Pekingese has a self-important attitude, given his history as an imperial favorite.

#10 The Pekingese is heavy for his size with a stocky, muscular body. He is 6 to 9 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 7 to 14 pounds.

#11 In imperial China, Pekingese that weighed less than six pounds were called “sleeve dogs”.

#12 Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the cherished companions of the imperial family of China.