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Pekingese

Dog lovers beware! In this blog I would like to introduce you to the special dog breed: the Pekingese. The Pekingese is a small dog with a big personality.

History

The history of the Pekingese dates back to ancient China. The breed was originally bred as a companion dog for Chinese emperors and their families. The Pekingese was known as a status symbol and was one of the most prized dog breeds in the Imperial Court. Pekingese dogs were brought to Europe in the 19th century and soon became popular with nobility and royalty. Today, Pekingese dogs are still very popular as companion animals.

Character

Pekingese dogs are known for their special character. They are independent, confident and have a big personality. Pekingese dogs are generally very loyal to their owners and love to be given a lot of attention. They are also alert dogs who like to bark to protect their territory. Because they have a mind of their own, it's important to raise a Pekingese consistently. Socialization is also important so that the dog gets along well with other animals and people.

Health

As with all dog breeds, it is important to keep a close eye on the health of the Pekingese. There are some specific health issues that this breed is prone to. For example, Pekingese sometimes suffer from breathing problems, due to the characteristic short snouts. They can also suffer from eye problems, such as eye infections or damage to the cornea. Pekingese also sometimes suffer from skin problems, such as eczema or allergies.

To ensure the health of your Pekingese, it is important to visit the vet regularly. It is also important to feed your dog well and to let him exercise enough. When feeding your dog, make sure that your dog does not consume too many calories, as Pekingese tend to gain weight quickly.

Care

Another important point of attention for the Pekingese is grooming. These dogs have a thick, soft coat that needs regular brushing. If you don't do this, the coat can become matted and skin problems can arise. Pekingese also sometimes suffer from tear stains under their eyes. You can clean these with a special lotion that is available at the vet or pet store.

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