My rescue group
is striving towards a goal -- to rescue the homeless and abandoned
Pekingese of the world and place them in carefully screened,
While our focus
is on our Rescue Programs, we strive to offer a variety of
information and resources related to the breed of dogs known
as Pekingese. We hope that you will enjoy learning more
about this special breed of dog. If you can't adopt
a Pekingese at this point in time, please consider volunteering
in one of many ways to help our worldwide effort to rescue
this wonderful breed!
In our Pekingese
rescue efforts, we have started assisting other small breeds.
Shelters sometimes misidentify other small breeds as Pekingese.
Once we see them and realize they are not Pekingese, but in
fact mixes, it seems wrong to leave them behind to die...and
thus, we begin to help Pekingese mixes and "Pekingese
Pals", as well.
All our rescues
have filled a space in our hearts, and we have been lucky
to place them all in loving, new homes. I urge everyone
to rescue an animal and find out first hand, rescued pets
Pekingese, a type
of toy dog, is known for its abundant hair and dainty, pug-like
facial features, and its down-turned month, which gives the
breed a frowning appearance. Their coat is long, straight,
and slightly harsh to the touch and almost all colors or variety
of patterns are possible. Their ears are long, feathered,
and often brushed to blend with the rest of their coat.
A long, plumed, loosely curled tail hangs over the dogs back,
and large dark eyes are highly characteristic of this breed.
The Pekingese grow to be 6-9 inches tall at their shoulders
and weighs 6-14 lbs.
The Pekingese have
a very patient and loyal demeanor. They are believed
to have originated in China in the 8th century, these creatures
were revered as sacred by the imperial family and trained
to follow the emperor and carry the hem of his robe.
Also called foo dog by the Chinese, statues were carved
out of ivory, bronze, and wood as a way to ward off evil spirits.
The Pekingese have also been called the lion dog or sun dog because of their abundant ruffs, resembling
lion manes or the rays of the sun. The spots on their
coats are sometimes read, like tea leaves, to tell the fortunes
This site is dedicated
to China, my angel, thank you for putting the wonderful in