Sammy and Smitty are examples of rescued Pekinese.  Please visit Pekesand Pals

The Pekingese are independent toy dogs that are close to their owner and good for apartment life or with a less active owner.  Be careful around children because the Pekingese will not tolerate any rough treatment.  Can be difficult to housebreak.  They would rather play than take walks for exercise.  Can be a barker.  Needs almost daily brushing.

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Notes for owners
Long Daily Good for apartment, minimal exercise needed.  Not good for active child.  Don’t overfeed.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Pekingese Club of America

Potomac Valley Pekingese

The Pekingese Association

The Pekingese Charitable Foundation, Inc. (PCF)-Rescue

Short-snout Breeds:  Flat Faced Breeds  (02-12-18)



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.