Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?


For those considering getting a new Pekingese, you might wonder if Pekingese dogs like crowds either at home or out in public. The answer is yes and no. It all depends on how you socialize your Pekingese dog, especially when they are a puppy. For example, take my two Pekingese dogs, Pixie and Baby. They have so much fun showing off and playing at parties, and the more people that are around for attention, the better. They love the attention they get, especially when being the stars of the show. They enjoy posing for pictures and even seem to be smiling. They are such cute little girls that love to just show off.

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

They act this way because I have made sure to socialize them from the time that we brought them home. We did a lot of research on socializing dogs from a young age and decided that we did not want to have those dogs that are always cowering, shaking, barking, and generally nervous around people they don’t know. We wanted fun, loving, playful dogs that loved to enjoy our friends as much as we did. Once we had them home, we took them everywhere, we had company over and included them, and we made sure that they were happy being around people.

Now, when company is over at our house, they run and get toys out of their toy boxes, picking the ones they like the best. After they select the right one, their game is to show off their newest tricks. Usually hiding and finding their toy or pushing it around the floor with their flat little noses. Whatever tricks they have learned that will get them the most praise or a treat is their new favorite. Since Pekingese dogs do love to be the center of attention, each one wants more praise than the other, so the showing-off continues until no more treats appear. But they also love playing with each other.

Your Pekingese can easily be like this as well if you take the time to socialize them properly. This means that you need to take them to new places with new people, have new people over to your house (or just your friends), and include them when you have company over. Take them to dog parks and start off slowly letting them sniff around or just watching other dogs play. Take them shopping and to the mall or crowded areas to get them used to the sights and sounds of larger crowds. Just remember to start off slow and easy so that they aren’t overwhelmed with all of the new sounds and smells.

The more that you take your Pekingese out and expose them to new things, the more socialized they will become and the less scared they will be. While everyone recommends that you start this process when they are a puppy, you can easily train an older Peke to love being around new people and in new places too – it simply may take a bit more work. So the next time you’re wondering if Pekingese dogs like crowds, the answer is a strong yes, if you take the time to work with them.

Have friends with new puppies or older Pekingese dogs that don’t like crowds or new things? Make sure that you share this article so they can see there is hope, even for an older dog.



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What Makes A Good Pekingese Show Dog For The AKC?

what makes a good Pekingese show dog

what makes a good Pekingese show dog

Do you know what makes a good Pekingese show dog if you are considering showing your Peke? Many people aren’t sure and simply go by how healthy a dog appears, but different clubs have different standards and the AKC has some of the highest standards around. For those that aren’t familiar with the AKC’s requirements for Pekingese show dogs, here are the main areas that you will need to know about if you are considering showing your Peke:

what makes a good Pekingese show dog

Size and Proportion

Pekingese are known for being a smaller breed but also for being heavier than they look. They should weigh under 14 pounds to be qualified as a show quality dog for the AKC, anything over 14 pounds is automatically disqualified. You also want to be sure that your Pekingese has the right proportions for show. The AKC considers the Pekingese’s proportions to be as follows: large head in proportion to the rest of the body and a small difference in height when compared with length when measured from the behind to the chest, which sound be at a ratio of about 5 long to 3 high.

Head Appearance

The appearance of the head in a Pekingese that is in an AKC show is vital to the overall score that the dog gets. There are a lot of requirements just for this area of the dog. The Pekingese should have a broad and flat topskull with wide set eyes. Their cheekbones should also be wide set and their lower jaw should be broad to form out the face in a very rectangular-shaped head. Judges at AKC shows will look at the dog from the top of the head downward, as the skull should be wider than it is long.

The ears should be shaped like a heart and sit on the very front corners of the head. Ears on a Pekingese also should not go down below the jaw line, have heavy fringing feathery fur that frames the face. Their eyes should be big and round as well as very dark and shiny, but not bulging out. The whites of a Pekingese’s eyes shouldn’t show at all when it’s looking straight to the front. Their cute little noses should be wide open instead of pinched at the nostrils.

Wrinkles on their faces should clearly separate the bottom and top areas of their little face. It should be almost a perfect “V” shape that is basically a fold of skin that’s covered with hair. The “V” should go up one cheek to the top of the nose and down the other side to the other cheek. It’s muzzle should be wide and flat, yet well filled in around and below the eyes, and the skin on the muzzle should be solid black. The mouth of your Pekingese is the last area that they will look at and it should be broad and undershot on the lower jaw, with the solid black lips meeting neatly. You shouldn’t have teeth or a tongue showing when the dog closes it’s mouth normally.

Body Appearance

There are several different requirements for show quality for a Pekingese’s body and frame. It should have a pear-shaped body with a short, thick neck, and be low to the ground. The front of the dog should be heavy in the chest without having a breastbone that sticks out. The tail is arched high and carried over it’s back, but shouldn’t have any curls or kinks in it at all.

If you believe that you have a good Pekingese show dog sitting next to you, make sure that you check out the full list of attributes that the AKC will look at when a dog is shown. There are a lot of them, but most are normal Pekingese looks that most of them will automatically have.

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Westminster Dog Show 2012: Malachy The Pekingese Won

Westminster Dog Show 2012: Malachy the Pekingese Won

Last February, the Westminster Dog Show hosted the event at the Madison Square Garden and Malachy the Pekingese won ‘Best in Show.’ This bobbing little pompom already has 114 titles under his belt – and still managed to take home the crown from 2,000 other purebreds in the show. For the record, this is the 4th instance that a Pekingese reigned over the Westminster Dog Show.

“He saved all his energy for the ring today,” handler David Fitzpatrick said.

Handler Fitzpatrick gave his 11-pound buddy a help by carrying him to the green carpet for the final line up, thus making the long walk at the ring short. Then Malachy’s pink tongue popped out accentuating his black face, with eyes sparkling as he indulged in the cheers.

Fitzpatrick also noted, “No other dog moves like this.” Well, it’s true since Pekes are supposedly to have “slow and dignified” movements.

The reigning Pekingese chilled out after his win, having a cool pack over his white & silver coat. He also had ample time to get ready before taking home the award in toy group Monday evening.

The champ at the Westminster Dog Show takes home the much coveted silver bowl but not 1 dime of money. Rather, it is the prestige of the said title that would last a lifetime for any owner that would bring wealth on any breeding potential.

Westminster Dog Show

While Martha Stewart’s Chow Chow, Ghenghis Khan II, took home a Best in Breed ribbon Monday morning, but it was Malachy who was dubbed the nation’s No. 1 show dog.

When the finals came to a close, he had bested nearly 2,000 purebred pups!

The competition was the 136th edition of the world’s most famous battle of the canines, which inspired the classic faux-documentary Best in Show.

Source: The Hollywood Gossip, by Free Britney

If you happen to have a quality dog from an accomplished breeder, why not consider training her or him for the dog show.  It’s hard work, nevertheless tons of fun!

How to show train your dog:

  1. Proper training is a must. Consider enrolling your pet to a behavior and obedience training school. Training for show is considered as activity training.
  2. Proper grooming. Learn how to groom your pet professionally from a dog groomer, book or videos. As much as possible, look for videos that is unique for your breed type.
  3. Handling classes. Attend handling classes or go look for a video that will teach you how to handle your good properly.
  4. Leash-train your pooch. Initiate it by putting on the lead and allow her to go where she wants to.
  5. Proper command. Call on your pooch as you walk with her. Give a slight tug on the leash if you want to change directions. If she follows immediately, give her praises and rewards. Repeat this step several times until she will get the a slight tug means change of direction.
  6. Teach her to walk beside you. And I mean, walk beside you on a loose lead. This is somehow similar to teaching a dog how to heel during obedience training. Correct in a sharp jerk and release pattern. Give reward and praises for positive response.
  7. Increase your speed. Gradually increase your speed until she is already trotting. Practice your turns and work on both left and right sides.
  8. Enjoy your grooming session. This is the best way to accustom your pooch to being handled. If you can’t afford to have a grooming table, invest in a rubber mat or other non-slip surface mat. Then teach your dog to climb or jump into the mat or table.
  9. Practice staking.  Staking is also known as posing. Once she enjoys grooming already, move her legs and let her leave it as is for a few seconds. If she can do that, give her a reward. Then gradually increase her posing time on the table.
  10. Check her. While she is posing, go over her like a judge would. Check her teeth, nails, fur, testicles for males, etc…
  11. You’re ready.  Take a tack box, dog food, water, camping chair, show clothes and first aid kit for the show!

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