Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the cherished companions of the imperial family of China. today they’re still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everybody they meet with dignity and grace.
It’s no surprise the Pekingese has a self-important attitude, given his history as an imperial favorite. He was held in nice esteem at the imperial court of China, and he still knows it today. A Pekingese can greet you with dignity and pride. he’s cognizant that his ancestors were the companions of royalty and he continues to demand the respect such a position entails today. along with his soft round brown eyes, mane of long straight hair and tail carried jauntily over his back, he swaggers through life fully awareness of who he is and also the importance he needs to the people who support him.
Pekingese are very intelligent, but that intelligence is offset by an independent mind and a wide stubborn streak. coaching them is a challenge. They consider themselves in charge of any scenario so you must persuade them that you are in charge which doing what you want is to their advantage. Pekingese don’t respond well to harsh training or discipline and it will cause them to become defensive and possibly to bite.
Pekingese are terribly loving and affectionate with their family but aloof, almost wary, of strangers. That characteristic makes them excellent watchdogs; they prefer to bark once strangers approach. Some Pekingese tend to bark too much, so it is a good idea early to teach them once to prevent. they are brave, sometimes to the point of being foolhardy, and can defend you to the death if needed