Chinese Dog Breeds
All About Shih-Tzu Dogs and Puppies
One of the loveable dust mops of the canine world, the Shih Tzu’s sweet face and gentle, loving disposition has made him, not only a favorite pampered pet, but a helpful therapy dog. Additionally, this surprising little dog does extremely well in both obedience and agility courses, and loves an active lifestyle. A top choice with the elderly, the Shih Tzu is more than happy to travel with the retiree throughout their golden years, soaking up the sun and seeing the world with a happily wagging tail.
Pekingese Dogs and Puppies
The Pekingese Dog, one of the world’s most recognizable breeds of small dog, was once the sacred dog of China. The Pekingese Dog derives its name from the Tang Dynasty (619 – 907 AD) and their regal lineage is reflected in the Peke’s modern day character. For the Pekingese, exercise is a leisurely affair; short strolls will suffice.
Conversely, grooming the Pekingese Dog is anything but leisurely. Dedicated and regular attention is essential to avoid a knotted ball of fluff with a humorless constitution.
The Pekingese Dog is a breed for dog devotees. The grooming can be laborious, but the benefits can be great. The Peke’s occasional flirtations with humor and its attentiveness to his master can conquer the hearts of even the most reluctant groomer.