Pekingese Chihuahua

 

What Is A Pekingese Chihuahua?

 

The Pekingese Chihuahua dog is also known by people as the lion dog.  It was registered by the AKC in 1906 so it is easy to see that this dog has been around for a very long time.  If you are interested in owning one of these dogs you may want to know more about them before you actually purchase one.  This article is going to examine this dog in more detail so you will know if you are actually interested in owning one.  You want to be sure that it has the right temperament for you and that you are going to be able to care for it.

 

The average size of the Pekingese Chihuahua is approximately 6 to 14 pounds.  This is going to be a relatively small dog.  Therefore, you may be concerned about getting this type of dog if you have small children that may hurt it.  But, it is actually a very strong and sturdy dog.  It is not frail like you would think it would be.  This dog is also going to appear to have a black mask over its face.  However, the colors of the dog can vary from dog to dog.

 

The dog has some characteristics that make it seem like it has some lion in it.  It is very independent and many people that own these dogs also think that it is somewhat stubborn.  They are going to need to have some serious training in order to follow your instructions.  You are going to want to start teaching your dog proper obedience when he or she is a puppy.  This is very important if you want your dog to be loyal to you.  The longer you have the dog and the more you work with him or her, the more willing the dog is going to be to comply with your wishes.

 

The Pekingese Chihuahua has very long hair and it is coarse.  This is going to cause it to get tangled and it may become knotted.  This makes it very important to spend time brushing your dog’s hair so that it does not become tight and stuck close to the dog’s skin.  This can be very painful for your pet.  You may need to call a professional groomer in order to have your dog’s hair cut if you are not able to commit to brushing it regularly.

 

This dog is a very appropriate for elderly individuals.  It can also be a good and loving dog for families that have children who can play gently with the dog.  Even though they are not fragile or weak, you still do not want to have this dog in a home with small children that may pull on the dog or possible try to sit on the dog.  You want the dog to be comfortable and feel safe in his or her new home.

 

The Pekingese Chihuahua can be a wonderful addition to your home if you can commit to the time that it is going to take to train your dog and keep him or her brushed.  If you can not commit to these things, you may want to consider a different breed of dog.  Taking the time to learn about this breed of dog is the best thing you can do because you want to know that you have the time to take care of it.  If you find that your dog is stubborn and you can not train it properly, you may want to find a professional to help you with this.  You can always research this topic or look in your area phone book to find places in your area that offer dog training.