in Aww 17 Historical Facts About Pekingese You Might Not Know by Alice White March 26, 2021, 2:55 pm Facebook Pinterest #13 And Great Britain deservedly considers their second homeland – it was from there that the dogs began their triumphant march around the world. #14 Even the Pekingese, which you will now meet in China, have European roots. #15 The Pekingese was first introduced to the public in 1873. In 1894, the dogs were shown at an exhibition in Chester. Page 5 of 6Previous 123456Next Facebook Pinterest See more Previous article 16 Amazing Facts About Pekingese You Might Not Know Next article 17 Cool Rottweiler Tattoos One Comment Leave a Reply 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. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.