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  • Dog breed group: companion dogs
  • Weight: 7 to 14 pounds
  • Life span: 12 to 15 years

The Pekingese dog breed is native to China and is one of the most adaptable breeds out there, which means they can do well in both apartments and houses, and can be raised by novice pet parents, as well as active families.

Just like any dog, the Pekingese has a tendency to bark, which can be a big ‘no-no’ if you live in an apartment, as your neighbors won’t appreciate it. Even though they can get along with other pets, as well as children, try to keep a close eye on them, as they can be easily injured due to their size.

They are very intelligent, but also independent, which can make your training sessions challenging. Their fluffy coat and short noses make the Pekingese not tolerate the heat well.

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