Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Pekingese Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information An ancient breed from China with strong associations with the Buddhist religion. At one time only Chinese royalty were allowed to own a Pekingese. Can be independent and stubborn. Short bowed legs and a very slow walking speed result in a diminished requirement for exercise. Profuse course coat and heavy mane will require diligent gooming. Do not be surprised by this breed's dignity and spirit; it has both in abundance. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Stannard L The Complete Pekingese. Howell. ISBN 1582450811. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Pekingese Club: www.thepekingeseclub.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Pekingese Club of America: www.thepekingeseclubofamerica.com.