He originated in Peking, China several hundred years ago
Personality and Behavior
He's independent, good-natured and affectionate
He can have breathing difficulties on hot days or if he physically overexerts himself because of his flat face
He carries himself with dignity and an air of self-importance
He can be extra difficult to housebreak
He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.
He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.
Grooming / Maintenance
His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).