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Pekingese. FCI standard


GENERAL FORM: Lion's appearance with an attentive and intelligent expression. Small, well balanced, moderately stocky with a huge sense of dignity and superiority. Any manifestations of breathing problems for any reason or the inability to demonstrate healthy movements are unacceptable and should be strictly punished. The coat should not be excessive.

BEHAVIOR / TEMPERAMENT: Fearless, loyal, arrogant, not timid and not aggressive.

HEAD: Quite large, in its proportions wider than deep.


Skull: Moderately voluminous, broad and flat between the ears, not domed, wide between the eyes.

FACIAL REGION: Mandatory black pigmentation of the nose, lips and eye rims.

Nose: Not too short, wide, nostrils large and open. A small (light) fold, preferably intermittent, can extend from the cheekbones to the back of the nose in the form of a wide inverted "V". It should never block the eyes or nose, or somehow adversely affect them.

Narrowed nostrils or excessive folds are unacceptable and must be strictly punished.

Muzzle: It should be clearly visible, although it can be relatively short and wide. Strong lower jaw.

Lips: Lips are adjacent, do not hide a well-defined chin, tongue or teeth should not be visible.

Eyes: Clear, round, dark and shiny, not too large. Free from obvious eye problems.

Ears: The ears are heart-shaped, the ears are set at the level of the upper line of the skull, fit snugly to the head, and do not go down the length of the lower line of the muzzle. The ears are long luxurious tow.

NECK: Pretty short and thick.

CASE: Pretty short with a pronounced waist.

Top Line: Straight.

Chest: Broad, with well-curved ribs, lowered between the forelimbs.

ORIGIN: China.

PATRONAGE: Great Britain.


APPLICATION: Companion dog.


Group 9. Toy and companion dogs.

Section 8 Japanese Chin and Pekingese. Without working trials.

TAIL: Set high, touches the back, thrown to the back or side. With a long, adorning coat.


FOREQUARTERS: Pretty short, thick, with a strong skeleton. It stands well on its paws, does not “fall” on its metacarpals. Absolute health is necessary.

Shoulders: Tilted back and quite close to the body.

Elbows: They are adjacent to the body.

Forearm The forearms can be slightly bent between the metacarpals and elbows, giving space for the ribs.

Metacarpus: Slightly sloping, sturdy and not too close to each other.

Front legs: Large and flat, not rounded. May be slightly deployed outward. Significantly turned out legs should be strictly punished.

HINDQUARTERS: The hind legs are strong, with good muscles, but slightly lighter than the front. Overly placed hind limbs should be strictly punished. Moderate joint angles. Absolute health is necessary.

Knee joints: Well expressed.

Hock joints: Strong, lowered.

Hind legs: Large and flat, not rounded. Hind legs are directed strictly forward.

GAIT / MOVEMENT: A leisurely, dignified, frontally rolling gait is characteristic. Typical movements should not be confused with rolling due to weak shoulders or other health problems. Any weakness in the shoulders or elbows, as well as any signs of unhealthy paws and metacarpals, should be strictly punished. Excessive coat hair should not impede movement.


WOOL: Moderately long, straight, with abundant mane, forming a collar around the neck, not extending beyond the shoulder blades. Coat is coarse, undercoat is dense and soft. Scabs on ears, back of limbs, tail and legs. The length and volume of the coat must not interfere with the movements of the dog and must not obscure the contours of the body. Excessive coat must be severely punished.

COLOR: Any colors and marks are permissible and equivalent, with the exception of albinos and liver color. Spotted colors - "party colors" - with evenly distributed spots.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT: Ideal weight does not exceed 5 kg for males and 5.4 kg for females. Dogs should look small, but be surprisingly heavy when raised. A strong skeleton and a solid structure are very important in the breed.

DISADVANTAGES / DEFECTS: Any deviation from the above provisions should be considered as a defect / defect, and the seriousness with which this defect / defect should be assessed must be proportionate to the degree of its severity, as well as its effect on the health and well-being of the dog.


• Aggression or cowardice.

• Any dog ​​that clearly exhibits physical or behavioral abnormalities must be disqualified.


• Males should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with the characteristics characteristic of a particular breed, can be used for breeding.

1 Comments on this article

  1. Elizabeth writes:
    Sep 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm

To all my information about Peking, this article added quite useful information, especially about the problem with breathing, because some owners believe that Peking must snore or sniff. But my 7-year-old Peking sniffs only if her nose rests in a dream somewhere.

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