The Pekingese has a long, fascinating history. The breed dates back to at least the 8th century during the time of the Tang dynasty and gets its name from the ancient city of Peking, now Beijing. They were considered sacred – in fact, the Pekingese could only be owned by royalty. The breed later made its way to Europe in the 1800s.
As a pet, the Pekingese is elegant with a regal demeanor. He is affectionate and loyal to his owners, with a a cute, scrunched up face and beautiful fur that comes in a multitude of colors. For maintenance, note that his long fur does need extended brushing at least once a week to stay looking good. On the flip side, his energy level is low to moderate, so you won’t need to spend too much time exercising him.