17 Historical Facts About Pekingese You Might Not Know

#4 In the 17th century. the emperor of China “appointed” the Pekingese as the sacred symbol of the country.

#5 Each dog in the palace has its own lacquered table and was accompanied everywhere by the owners.

#6 Even, alas, to the afterlife. Commoners were forbidden to keep them in pain of death.

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  1. Looty, (get the spelling correct) was a Pekingese Lion dog. The little dog had been found by Captain John Hart Dunne of the 99th Regiment after the Summer Palace near Beijing (Peking, as it was then known) had been looted on 8 October 1860 during the Second Opium War. On his returned to England he presented it to Queen Victoria. She was one of the first Pekingese dogs in Britain and her name makes rather ironic reference to her origins and acquisition.

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