Pekingese – The Regal Little Lap Dog
The name “Pekingese” comes from the Chinese character meaning “little lap dog”. They are one of the most popular breeds of dogs in China.
There are over 100 million pugs living in China today! Their popularity is growing worldwide due to their gentle nature, affectionate personality, and adorable appearance.
In fact, they have been so well loved that some countries even ban them. However, many people love these little dogs just as much as anyone else.
Some of the reasons why are:
They’re very friendly and loving; they’ll often lay with you or snuggle up next to you when not being petted. They’re known for their ability to calm others down when needed.
You don’t need to train them too hard because they enjoy it all the same!
Their coat is short and soft. It’s usually white with black markings, but there are other colors available.
They tend to shed a bit, which makes them look cute and lovable. They’re small enough that they fit into your hand easily.
There are different types of pups in the world: male pups grow larger than female ones, although both sexes exist. They’re meant to be around 14-16 inches and 7-15 pounds.
They can live up to 20 years, although they’re more likely to die younger from ailments.
The most important thing to remember?
Pugs are very loving and friendly dogs! They make great pets for people of all ages. They also need a lot of care and attention as you should expect, so make sure you want one before getting one.
Beware: pugs can be stubborn at times and they don’t like to do things they don’t want to do. If trained well, however, they can be either inside or outside dogs; inside is better because they’re more likely to live longer.
There are a number of problems that can affect these dogs. They can’t handle extreme hot or cold temperatures.
They can’t swim, so keep them away from bodies of water. If left outside, make sure they have shade and water available at all times.
When buying or adopting a pug, you should get it checked out by a vet to make sure it’s in good health. Some signs of a healthy pug are that they have shiny eyes, clean ears, no parasites, and their skin is elastic and smooth.
A pug’s life span can be anywhere from 12 to 20 years. The most common causes of death for these dogs are tumors, infections, choking, and heart attacks.
They can’t have too many stairs either: even if they’re fit and healthy, multiple flights of stairs can be difficult for them.
These dogs are very loving and fun. They’re great with families and many people, but remember that all dogs have different personalities.
They’re playful, but not hyperactive like other breeds.
If you want a lap dog or a dog to cuddle with, then the Pug is definitely the right one for you! Just make sure you’re ready to give them the care and attention they need throughout their lives.
Watch this video to learn more about pugs:
You might be thinking that Pekingese sound amazing and you can’t wait to have one! But if you still aren’t sure, that’s okay.
There are many other dog breeds you can choose from. But for those who do want a Pekingese, make sure you have enough time to care for it!
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