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I’m sure many of you spent time watching the Westminster Kennel Club annual competition and saw Ch. Palacegarden Malachy or Malachy as his friends know him, walk away with Best in Show. If so, you may wish to know more about this diminutive breed. Here are some facts from the Pekingese Club of America.
Some other things you may wish to keep in mind if you’re considering a Pekingese is that due to those cute, short noses, they can snore, and quite loudly at times. Also if you want to keep that pretty long coat, you will need to keep them brushed out on a regular basis. If daily grooming is an issue, we’ve known many Pekes who are happy to get regular haircuts at the groomer. They can be very loving and affectionate family dogs, although they are often suspicious of people they don’t know. These guys like mealtime and are prone to becoming overweight, so be sure to control how much they eat and make sure they get daily exercise.
If you think a Pekingese may be the right dog for you, you can look for reputable breeders at the Pekingese Club of America . If your only wish is for a pet dog, Petfinder is a good source to find Pekingese and Peke mixes in rescue groups or shelters that are in need of new homes.