17 Historical Facts About Pekingese You Might Not Know

#7 Buddhist monks often violated this order and secretly got representatives of the breed in monasteries.

#8 Pekingese were three sizes. The largest was called “lion dogs”, the middle ones – “sunny”, and the smallest – “mitten”.

#9 The strict ban on the export of Pekingese from China explains the fact that they did not get to Europe soon enough.

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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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