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17 Historical Facts About Pekingese You Might Not Know

#16 In 1896 the breed was recognized as an independent breed, and in 1898 the first standard was created, which was edited from time to time.

#17 In the 20s – 30s of the 20th century. the breed was divided into two types: southern and northern. The northerners were heavier and larger, the southerners were more compact.

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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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