17 Historical Facts About Pekingese You Might Not Know

#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.

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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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