The Pekingese is a small, well proportioned, slightly stocky but very robust dog with a dignified, noble appearance.
He looks a little snobby, but his expression is lively and intelligent.
Between 15 and 25 cm (5.91 to 9.84 inches) for the male
Between 14 and 24 cm (5.51 to 9.45 inches) for the female
Between 3 and 6 kg (6.61 to 13.23 pounds) for the male
Between 3 and 6 kg (6.61 to 13.23 pounds) for the female
His dress colours may vary, and stains are permitted. Liver and albino colours are not accepted.
His straight, long coat forms a pretty, abundant mane, with a thick undercoat.
His head, wider than high, is strong, with a deep stop and a furrow in the forehead giving him a more serious look.
His large eyes are round and very dark. His heart-shaped ears drop to each side and have long fringes.
His nose is black. The Pekingese's tail is curved over the back and carried firmly, and has very abundant, beautiful fringes.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 9, section 8 and is #207