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Breed Standards for the Pekingese



General Appearance:

The Pekingese is a compact dog with a pear-shaped body, heavy forequarters and lighter hindquarters. It is slightly longer than it is tall, with a stocky, heavy build.




Slightly undershot; nose positioned at a height between the eyes; large round eyes; flat profile; wrinkle extends over the bridge of the nose in an inverted V; massive, broad, flat skull; heart shaped ears




Tail carried over back




All colors and patterns are allowable




Weight is not to exceed 14 pounds.  Height is 6 – 9 inches.




It is a courageous character that will not start a fight but will not back down from one.  It tends to be aloof around strangers.

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