Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Featured Breed: Pekingese
Like the Pug the Pekingese originated in China. Which makes me assume that small, kinda ugly animals were all the rage in ancient China (They would have probably liked the naked mole rat or Danny DeVito). According to my main source of information for these articles the Pekingese is also "commonly" referred to as "Lion Dog". I've never heard this, and it doesn't make a bit of sense to me. They kinda have a fluffy mane thing going on, but they're hardly the most ferocious looking beast. They'd be more likely to keel over from heart failure that chase down carriboo, which is a shame not only because health problems caused by breeding are tragic, but also because that would look awesome.
Apparently Pluto (Mickey Mouse's dog) had a girlfriend called Fifi the Peke, who was Minnie's Dog. This is one of the many interesting and useful facts you learn from my blog, yo.