Pekingese: Health Issues & Personality

The ancient Pekingese is extremely devoted to its family, but is independent and not overly affectionate.  Although playful around family members, it can be quite aloof among strangers.

The Pekingese is prone to colds and respiratory ailments.  Its eyes are sensitive.  Keep a look out for corneal ulcers and regularly clean the eye areas with cotton swabs dipped in lukewarm water. The Pekingese are one of the least intelligent dogs. They are also considered the best dog for indoor living.
Average Lifespan Of The Pekingese:
13-17 years.
Average Weight: 4-17lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Absent Tear Drainage Apparatus
Extra Lashes
Hairy Caruncle:
Hair growth on the small prominence at the corner of the eye near the nose.
Nasal Fold Irritation
Corneal Ulceration
Oversized Eyelid Opening
Poorly Developed Eye Socket

Patella Dislocation: Small dogs are more likely to inherit this disorder, the equivalent of a dislocated knee in humans.  It can be corrected with surgery.
Exercise Requirements: 1/5
Affection Level: 2/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 2/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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