Dogs that look like ewoks. Dogs with no tls, giant heads, wrinkled ears, and legs that look like those of a kangaroo. You've seen them on the streets. Now, meet the real-life ewoks.
Top image: A real-life ewok / Flickr user ezvz
For our next Halloween extravaganza, let's meet four of the cutest, and most curious, of the cutest, ewoks: the Pekingese, a Yorkshire Terrier, a Chihuahua, and a little black dog with a lot of wiggle.
1. The Pekingese (and it's ewok siblings)
This ewok is also a mix of the Chinese Mastiff and the Pekingese. The Chinese Mastiff is more bull-like, while the Pekingese looks more like a little bear, and is also sometimes referred to as the "bear dog." As a Pekingese mix, the dog's face will have trts of both. They are mostly black and tan, with tan fur around the eyes, nose, and chin. These dogs tend to get the name "bear dog" because they have a broad face, a very bear-like face, and big paws that have large claws.
These dogs usually have very large, wide heads, with a large forehead. They have a long, powerful neck. These dogs tend to have very long legs, and broad chests, sometimes being called long-legged bears. They get their name "Pekingese" from the fact that it was a Chinese name originally used to refer to any kind of dog, including the Pekingese.
While most people just think of the Pekingese as "dog," they actually come in three different types, or "tiers" of the breed. There's the "classic," or just pln "Pekingese," which are usually the most popular. Then there are the "Pekingese Poodle-Mastiffs" (PPMs), which are similar to the above-mentioned Pekingese, but which are more "poodle-like," and have a larger head. Then there are the "Pekingese Terriers" (PETs), which are just like the Pekingese, but which are more bull-like, and have a less developed head.
Pekingese usually weigh between 65 and 80 pounds, and stand between 24 to 32 inches in height.
Pekingese come in several different colors, including black, cream, red, white, and "blue."
Pekingese require extensive, but not expensive trning, and usually have a great temperament, are good with children, and tend to get along well with other animals. They are generally easy to housetrn, although they are independent, and do need some work from the owner if they are going to have some trning.
While a Pekingese is usually a good pet, they can be very expensive, especially when a high-quality one is desired. Also, they are very hard to find in the kennel, so it is almost impossible to get one of the highest quality or "show quality" breeds without a large amount of effort and money. While they are good pets, they are much more popular as a show dog.
History of the Pekingese Breed
The Pekingese is one of the most ancient of all dog breeds, dating back as far as the ancient Chinese. They were first mentioned in the works of the Chinese writer, Wu Jing, in the 1590s. However, the exact origin of the breed is unknown, although it is thought to be a cross between the Pekingese, the Dachshund, the Shih Tzu, and possibly the Chow Chow.
The Pekingese is a long-bodied dog with the head of a Dachshund and the body of a longer-legged, more robust Shih Tzu. The Chinese name for the dog was Tsa-Tsa (Tsa means "Tiger", which is one of the meanings of the word "Peking" in Chinese). These Pekes are large in size, standing 18-20 inches in height at the shoulder and weighing approximately 40 pounds.
Although they are described as a cross between the Pekingese and the Dachshund, they are much more like a Dachshund in appearance. Their legs are short and strong, giving them a longer-legged appearance than most Dachshunds, and they are more robust than most Shih Tzus. Their color varies from white to chocolate or red-brown, and their hr is soft and abundant.
The Pekingese has a long, lean body and a narrow back. The back is broad and slightly arched, coming to a point just above the back legs. The legs are of medium length, and the body is long and well boned.
The head is large and relatively flat. The muzzle is of medium length, with a black nose and wide nose bridge, tapering from a rounded stop to a sharp tip. The skull is large, giving the dog a wide forehead. The ears are triangular, set well apart on the sides of the head and slightly pointed at the tips. The eyes are of medium size, dark in color, and have prominent eyebrows.
The ears are well furred, with fine hr on the underside. The neck is long, with a rounded, wedge-shaped shoulder blade and medium length, thick, muscular neck muscles. The chest is broad, deep, and well ribbed, with a level, square chest. The ribs extend to the elbows.
The tl is bushy, carried in a natural curve, and reaches to the ground. It is approximately one and one half times the length of the body.
Hr on the body
Pekingese and Shih Tzus generally have white coats, with hr on the body color varying from white to chocolate or red-brown. The hrs are soft and abundant and easy to comb. They are more prone to shedding than many Shih Tzu coats.
The ears are white or light brown in color, and the hrs are short and medium length.
Hr on the face
The short hr on the face is white or light brown, and the hr on the legs is the same color, longer than on the body. The muzzle and the front part of the ears are white, and the hr is medium length.
The hr on the tl is longer than on the body, and it is white or light brown in color.
The Pekingese is a smooth, medium length coat with medium length, soft, or wavy, hr.
Hr on the body
Pekingese coats are long and medium length, with abundant hr. They are generally smooth, and when longer in length, the hrs are wavy, rather than flat.
The ears are medium length, and are covered with a soft, medium length, wavy hr.
The eyes are medium sized. The teeth are large and white.
The gt of the Pekingese is of a medium trot, and is frly smooth and even. The movement is more strght than the Shih Tzu.