The Pekingese is a proud and confident dog who is sensitive and affectionate to his owner. They are quite often a one-person dog, and is generally wary and aloof with strangers. They make a good watchdog because they are loyal and fearless, and they will bark at any suspicious sound or movement. They can sometimes bark too much. The pekingese is a wonderful companion who will stand as tall as he can toward you and raise his paws like a kitten. They can be quiet and calm in the house.
Difficult to train, Pekingese can be strong-willed and bossy. Perhaps not necessarily coming when you call them, and may refuse toys, food, or games when being stubborn. They can also be difficult to housebreak. They generally needs little exercise, but they do like a daily walk. They can be aggressive to larger dogs but gets along well with other Pekingese. They can learn to live with other pets if they are raised with them. The Pekingese is not an outdoor dog, though they do like to play in a safely fenced area. They are sensitive to heat and cold, and can catch cold easily. The flat face means that their eyes are easily injured, so you should make sure there are no barbs or pointed objects in the yard or house that might hurt them. They can be playful with children but should be supervised with young ones.
Pekingese do not like to be disturbed, especially when sleeping, and may growl or snap. You must be careful not to feed them too much, because he can easily be overfed. They are extremely heavy shedders, and would not be a good choice if you don’t like vacuuming a and finding hair everywhere.