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Pekingese

Breed Standards for the Pekingese

General Appearance:

The Pekingese is a compact dog with a pear-shaped body, heavy forequarters and lighter hindquarters. It is slightly longer than it is tall, with a stocky, heavy build.

Head:

Slightly undershot; nose positioned at a height between the eyes; large round eyes; flat profile; wrinkle extends over the bridge of the nose in an inverted V; massive, broad, flat skull; heart shaped ears

Tail:

Tail carried over back

Color:

All colors and patterns are allowable

Size:

Weight is not to exceed 14 pounds. Height is 6 – 9 inches.

Temperament:

It is a courageous character that will not start a fight but will not back down from one. It tends to be aloof around strangers.