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17 Historical Facts About Pekingese You Might Not Know

#10 In the second half of the 19th century. When China was popular together, France and the United States, the British showed funny little dogs and took them with them.

#11 Luti, the smallest of the dogs, arrived in London wearing General Dunn’s cap and was presented to Queen Victoria.

#12 These Pekingese and laid the foundation for the European breeding of the breed.

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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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