Pekingese

Pekingese

Popular Dog Breeds

All about the Pekingese

The Pekingese is a brave and totally devoted little dog to its master. They are beautiful dogs that make the best of companions for any dog owner.

The Pekingese may be difficult to housebreak and can become wary of strangers, and may become untrustworthy with children and even adults.

They can become extremely dominant minded towards other, bigger dogs and can sometimes show this trait to their owners. This dominant trait needs to be treated at an early age where the dog is shown what is acceptable and what is not.

Grooming a Pekingese

Hair type: The Pekingese breed of dog has a double coat – the outer coat is long and coarse in texture with profuse feathering, the undercoat is soft and thick. The coat comes in all colours, sometimes with a black mask.

Daily coat care: Daily combing and brushing of the very long double coat with  a slicker brush and a natural bristle brush is essential. Take extra care around the hindquarters which can become solid and matted. Females shed the undercoat when in season. Dry shampoo regularly. Clean the face and eyes daily and check the hairy feet for burrs and objects that can stick there. These dogs are average shedders.

Recommended groom frequency: Pekingese dogs should receive a professional grooming every 4-6 weeks at least.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Pekingese. If you get a puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.

Diet

A little dog with a big appetite, the Pekingese is prone to weight gain which can lead to related health problems like joint injuries or back problems. For this reason, careful management of your Pekingese’s diet is important and it is recommended that you choose a good quality dry food that offers a well balanced nutrient content.

Depending on the size and age of your Pekingese, you will need to feed between 80g and 105g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals, while treats should be restricted.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

A Pekingese will need a daily walk, as well as regular interactive play, to maintain both their general health, and prevent destructive behaviour. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe, open area off lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard. It is recommended that you familiarise your Pekingese to its leash when it is still a puppy.

Where to get a Pekingese

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.


To exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your dog's skin this summer season
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Coconut
Summer Spa
Treatment Includes
T&C Apply. Final prices will be determined by dog breed, size and coat type.
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
  • Canine Massage
  • Blow Dry
  • Expert Nail Trim
  • Ear Clean
  • Eye Cleanse
  • Breed Standard Styling
  • Hydrating Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
infused with Cocono Oil and Coconut Milk
T&C Apply. Final price determined by dog size, breed and coat type.
Coconut Summer Spa
To exfoliate, nourish and hydrate your dog's skin
Treatment Includes
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
  • Canine Massage
  • Blow Dry
  • Expert Nail Trim
  • Ear Clean
  • Eye Cleanse
  • Breed Standard Styling
  • Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
infused with Coconut Oil & Coconut Milk
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
What's Involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home. 
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
Regular brushing and good at-home dental care routine is recommended to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar and bad breath which can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for Adults: €29 | Price for Puppies: €15
This treatment can be booked as a standalone appointment or added to any other grooming service
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit.
What is involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean at home through regular brushing is essential to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar, which is a cause of bad bread and can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for Adults: €29 | Price for Puppies: €15
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
During your dog's first dental visit, we will introduce them to the tooth brush and only when comfortable, we will complete the first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Also includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information.
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
What happens after?
Provided your dog was comfortable during their first visit, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone appointment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for Adults: €49 | Price for Puppies: €20
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
We will introduce them to the toothbrush and only when comfortable, we will complete their first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
Provided your dog was comfortable, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone treatment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for Adults: €49 | Price for Puppies: €20
What is involved?