Pekingese: FCI breed standard
Pekingese breed standard FCI No. 207 / 05.06.2009
Group 9. Toy and companion dogs.
Without working trials.
Lion's appearance with an attentive and intelligent expression of the muzzle. Small, well-balanced, moderately stocky with a huge sense of dignity and superiority. Any manifestations of breathing problems or the inability to demonstrate healthy movements are unacceptable and should be strictly punished. The coat should not be excessively thick and long.
BEHAVIOR / TEMPERAMENT
Fearless, loyal, arrogant, not timid and not aggressive.
Quite large, in its proportions wider than deep.
Skull: Moderately voluminous, broad and flat between the ears, not domed wide between the eyes.
Mandatory black pigmentation of the nose, lips and eye rims.
Nose: The nose is not too short; the wide nostrils are large and open. A small (light) fold, preferably intermittent, can extend from the cheekbones to the back of the nose in the form of a wide inverted "V". It should never block the eyes or nose, or somehow adversely affect them. Narrowed nostrils or excessive folds are unacceptable and must be strictly punished.
Muzzle: It should be clearly visible, although it can be relatively short and wide. Strong lower jaw.
Lips: The lips are adjacent, do not hide the pronounced chin of the tongue or the teeth should not be visible.
Eyes: Clear, round, dark and shiny, not too large. Free from obvious eye problems.
Ears: A cloth of heart-shaped ears is set at the level of the upper line of the skull, fits snugly to the head, and does not go down the length of the lower line of the muzzle. On the ears are long luxurious tow.
Pretty short and thick.
Pretty short with a pronounced waist.
Top Line: Straight.
Chest: Broad, with well-curved ribs, lowered between the forelimbs.
Set high, touches the back, thrown to the back or side. With a long, adorning coat.
General view: Quite short, thick, with a strong skeleton. It stands well on its paws, does not “fall” on its metacarpals. Absolute health is necessary.
Shoulders: Tilted back and close enough to the body.
Elbows: Adjacent to the body.
Forearm: The forearm can be slightly bent between the metacarpals and elbows, giving space for the ribs.
Metacarpus: Slightly sloping, sturdy and not too close to each other.
Forefeet: Large and flat, not rounded. May be slightly deployed outward. Significantly turned out paws should be strictly punished.
General view: The hind legs are strong, with good muscles, but somewhat lighter than the front. Excessively close hind limbs should be strictly punished. Moderate joint angles. Absolute health is necessary.
Knees: Well defined.
Hocks: Strong, low down.
Hind feet: Large and flat, not rounded. Hind legs are directed strictly forward.
GAIT / MOVEMENT
A leisurely, dignified, frontally rolling gait is characteristic. Typical movements should not be confused with rolling due to weak shoulders or other health problems. Any weakness in the shoulders or elbows, as well as any signs of unhealthy paws and metacarpals, should be strictly punished. Excessive coat hair should not impede movement.
Moderately long, straight, with abundant mane, forming a collar around the neck, not extending beyond the shoulder blades. Coat wool coarse undercoat is dense and soft. Scabs on ears, back of limbs, tail and legs. The length and volume of the coat must not interfere with the movements of the dog and must not obscure the contours of the body. Excessive coat must be severely punished.
Any colors and marks are acceptable and equivalent, with the exception of albinos and liver color. Spotted colors - "party colors" - with evenly distributed spots.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Ideal weight does not exceed 5 kg for males and 5.4 kg for females. Dogs should look small, but be surprisingly heavy when raised. A strong skeleton and a solid structure are very important in the breed.
In the photo: Pekingese at the exhibition. Photo: google.by
DISADVANTAGES / DEFECTS
Any deviation from the above provisions should be considered as a deficiency / defect, and the seriousness with which this deficiency / defect is assessed must be proportionate to the degree of its severity, as well as its effect on the health and well-being of the dog.
• Aggression or cowardice.
• Any dog that clearly shows physical or behavioral abnormalities must be disqualified.
Note: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.