Pekingese are very lovable, Not bad tempered like many people had been led to believe. Pekingese are happy to please, Suspicious of strangers. The Pekingese is also known as the 'Lion Dog', with their full mane, and pear shaped body they do resemble the king of the jungle. It is often said, should the Peke meet his namesake, the Lion, he may be undaunted, he has no fear of animals many times his size.
Pekingese make GREAT watchdogs, they barks at any unusual noise, BUT never bark, just to be barking. Pekes Love to romp and play, Take long Walks, or just sit quietly by your side for hours. Pekes Love all the attention they can get, although they are very happy sharing affection to other pekes. Pekes are hardy little dogs, with the stamina much greater than their size. Most Pekes have very clean habits, and love getting groomed. Most are unhappy if their coats get dirty.
Pekes Love to show off, Standing up as tall as they can, stretching their paws upwards towards you, and speaking for your attention. They use there paws in Play a GREAT deal like kittens.
Pekes walk with a side-to-side rolling gait, trying to distribute it's weight evenly on its short legs. They are very fun to watch run or walk towards you. They are extremely beautiful runners, with their long hair, waving in the wind. Pekingese are usually very devoted mothers.