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Sunday, May 17th, 2009
10:15 am
how is your peke's behavior in regards to barking and running out when not on a leash / fenced in?

we've had our peke since she was a little puppy and i think are generally responsible for her barking at other dogs, people walking down the street, bicyclists, etc. meaning, we always think it's cute when she flips out when someone shows up or rings the door bell but that seems to have translated into her feeling like she should bark at everyone. however, she generally will only do this when one of us is around and if we come out to tell her to stop she does the opposite. it's not a big deal but i'd certainly like to take her on walks where i don't have to pick her up and walk away when she sees another dog.

she also requires a fenced in area in our front entrance because if she gets out she takes off. she also runs away from us when we're trying to take her back in and has almost been hit by cars at least twice (we don't live on a busy road). once she also got out and was antagonizing another far bigger dog through a hole in the fence and the dog bit her which left a really bad wound that that took weeks to heal and she now has arthritis trouble in the leg. i'd love to be able to have her walk alongside me to get the mail or just not have to worry about her darting out and getting hurt by cars or dogs or anything else.

is the only solution training? we take her on walks and she plays fetch in the backyard. i'm hoping to look into dog parks to see if socialization with other dogs might help in some way. i've heard pekes are generally hard to train or rather take more effort to train. which isn't a problem if that's what we have to do. i love my crazy, little peke i just don't want her to get hurt.

and yes i'll post pictures soon but she needs a haircut! haha.
8:12 am
new member...
Happy Sunday everyone! My name is Courtney and I'm from VA.

I'm so happy to be a member of this community 'cause I am all about my adorable little Peke!

Meet Gizmo, everyone! :)

Gizmo is 5, soon to be 6 months old on the 20th of this month. :) He is always great company to me, my loving boyfriend (even though sometimes he gets quite jealous), and my 5 year old daughter, Jordan...

me and Gizmo...he loves zeh Mommy! :)

I hope all of you Pekey people have a great day! (and oh yeah, sorry about not putting in a cut...I honestly forgot how!!!)


Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, February 19th, 2009
2:08 am
New post

Hi everyone. I am a new member of the group. Rusty had been with me for three days but he is totally amazing. I got him from a pet shop.  I gave him PRO-PET food and a puppy biscuits and he seems to like it but i'm not so sure whether this will be ok than fresh food. From what i read, lean meat is good for them but i think he's still too young to feed him meat and i'm scared that he'll have gastric. Any suggestions??

Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
1:16 pm

We finally figured it out! The snuggly warm dog hat and scarf is finally here! After some long, hard, tedious work, we finally got them past production! We made them in 3 sizes, XS, SM, M/L. We're also almost done with the slotted hats for the ears to poke out of. I'll post images of those when they're finally ready as well!

Thanks everyone for all the feedback and suggestions! You flippin' ROCK!

(modeled by Stewie & Lucy wearing the size M/L)

Sunday, November 30th, 2008
9:46 pm
I haven't posted here in quite a while, so here are a few randoms of the doggies.
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008
12:20 pm

So last night I was going through last winter's bag of ideas for winter dog hats and I found this funny red corduroy one which Stewie just loves to wear. I always laugh so hard when he wears this one but it poses a good question for this season's line of winter-wear....

What is in more of demand by the customer???
a) Dog hats with cute lil teddy ears on the side or
b) Dog hats with lil slits for the pet's real ears to poke out of?

Help me out here... Let's put it to a VOTE!
Reply to this post and tell me your opinion.
Thursday, July 31st, 2008
2:13 am
Hi! I just recently got a new black and some white on his chest, Pekingese dog. The only thing is, I have some pictures of him but they are not that good. He's a cutie and his name is Shadow. He belongs to my mother and me, so I was happy that she went to the animal shelter and found him. I used to have a Pekingese with an ex, but he kept him. Anyway, the reason for my post here is, wondering how to find out how old he is. One vet says he was born 1996 but another vet says he doesn't look that old. I just find it strange bec my ex's was born the same year and month as Shadow. So any suggestions on this breed in how to know how old they are?

The one thing I have noticed is, he didn't bark when I came into the house, so that is interesting. He warmed up to me right away, so that's a plus no? I love the dog and he's so cute! So happy to have Shadow in my family! I look forward to reading your responses. Oh, btw, my name is Heather! *waves*

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, July 5th, 2008
2:41 pm
So I never really brushed my dogs teeth. I had given him the milk bones and thought that was fine. I took him to the vet to get his check up and shots and I find out he has plaque and may end up having a few teeth pulled. I thought I checked his teeth but apparently I didn't look good enough at his front teeth. The vet said not to worry this is a standard thing that happens to this breed. So I thought I'd throw a heads up to the fellow owners to check their dogs teeth in the front of the mouth.
Monday, June 16th, 2008
7:25 pm
new social network for pet lovers
Hey guys, I thought you all might be really interested in ZooToo.com which is a new social network for animal lovers (just like I said in the subject haha). I actually found my groomer with it using their pet services function. So if you're like me and have a dog AND a cat, this is a place where you can put them (and other kinds of pets/animals) up in your own zoo. there's also pet news, meet-up groups, product reviews by members, and tons of other stuff.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. I'm looking to gain friends on there! OH and i almost forgot to mention that they do good for the animal community by making over shelters and giving a portion of the ad rev gained by people being on the site to shelters. i think that the more you use the site/invite people/make friends, the more $$ goes to the shelter of your choice... hence my motivation to get friends!!!!

Add me!!!!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
10:10 am
Hi. I joined a little while ago for my dog Buddy. He was my fiacee's sister in law dog, but she had to give him up so we took him in. I thought that I would post some pics too. :] There is like 17 tho (sorry I got kinda carried away, but they are behind a cut. :])

Meet Buddy.
Likes: His stuffed bunny. The neighbor dog Ollie, and his "sister" Cooper. Oh, and his "daddy".
Hates: Most of his cat siblings. Being alone for too long.

He is a good dog for the most part. Just so bullheaded (I know that that is the breed, but I think he is way more lol).

Anyway, on with some more pics. :]

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Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
12:42 am
pekingese neutering
i have a three year old pekingese, willie. lately he's become uncontrolable, his temper has gotten worse, he started to pee all over the house to mark his territory and he's generally (always been) agressive (to other dogs and to people).

i was wondering, is he too old to get neutered? i don't plan on using him to breed and i think it might be the best thing to do. i feel really bad for not doing it sooner, i feel as if it's late :(

any advice?
Friday, March 21st, 2008
3:38 pm
Haha this is cool
mega pekingese dog freak

What's your reading?
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
7:32 pm
Good News!!!
My mom seems to have given in to my desire for Buddha, the little store Pekingese. Our greatest concern is housebreaking as he is a little boy and little boy's like to mark their territory. Please, if you can give me any advice as to how you housebroke your little guy (or girl), I would greatly appreciate it! I know there are a variety of ways to do so, but I would really appreciate advice from experience! Thank you to all who have helped so much. That's him in the userpic doing a modified Buddha impression before I took him out to play with him :)
Monday, March 10th, 2008
12:03 pm
Pekingese Puppy
I work at a locally operated free of puppy mill pet store. We have a little Pekingese puppy who my manager is not authorized to sell because his overbite may be a liability for our owner. The Breeder will not return her phone calls and she said that I could purchase him for what she bought him (thus, she won't be making a profit but will have comfort in knowing that he is provided a good home). I have never owned a Pekingese, but he has stolen my heart. I've been researching the breed for weeks, but I would like to hear from people's experiences and such in addition to all the research to determine the accuracy of all that I've learned; thus I have some questions:

Well, here is his profile: He is 12 weeks today actually. He weighs about 4 or 5 pounds. He needs his shots and I am fine providing those. He has been around his brother, who recently found a home and our store cats who he absolutely loves. He has never nipped at me nor tried to bite anyone else who has pet him. He's currently wearing his show cut (so he looks a little more like a Pomeranian), but he's rather adorable and it seems to fit him. He also has a little bit of a puppy bot belly. Now, my questions are these:

A.) How do Pekingese tend to get along with other dogs? (My mom and I have 2 pugs; 1 pug can be a little territorial, the other pug loves everyone and everything. They are females; one is spayed and we are trying to spay the other one, but she is crazy and immune to anesthesia.)

B.) How is housebreaking your Pekingese? (potty training, stopping chewing, crate training if that's your preference) I've read that they're very smart, but very stubborn. (This little guy, Buddha, we call him, seems to be very eager to please...I taught him fetch in a matter of three minutes and he's getting 'sit down'; he also responds very well to a simple yet firm 'no' when he does something I don't want him to do).

C.) We have a small house and live in Alabama, so I'm thinking about keeping him in his show cut just so he doesn't get overheated and so he's low maintenance. There's a woman I met who keeps her Pekingese in their show cut most of the year and says he does fine. Are there any health risks associated with keeping him in his show cut as I don't intend on showing him, especially since he is unable to be shown?

D.) What has been your favorite and least favorite thing about owning a Pekingese? What has been the hardest bad habit to break? What has been the most rewarding experience about owning a Pekingese?

A little about me: I am 22, I work and go to school, but have a planned out Budget for the little guy who I really want to add to my home. I've also determined how to make my schedule work for me so that he gets plenty of attention from me, socialization from other dogs and people, and that he gets put on a consistent schedule. I love animals and children more than I could ever explain. The petshop I work for is the only one I would ever work for as it does not use puppy mills or any of those other horrible places. When I close at night, I take Buddha out of his Kennel and play with him for as long as I can before I have to start closing up shop. He has an excellent demeanor: very playful, very sweet, very loving. He is curious and eager and his tail is always wagging. He loves to play, but he also loves to just sit or lie down, and when he gets tired, he loves to be in my arms as he buries his little face in my chest and wags his tail. It's difficult not to take every puppy home, but there's just something about this little guy that's really struck a chord with me. I've never even met a Pekingese before though I'm familiar with the Breed's physical characteristics; maybe he's just a particularly charismatic dog or maybe there's something as you, who have Pekingese can tell me about them that I don't know in regards to this newfound love I have.

Thank you for any help you can provide!!!
Monday, February 18th, 2008
8:49 am
Lucci Long Legs
well, Lucci Long Legs is here and officially adopted, she is adorable, but Cha Cha is having a meltdown. it's been difficult and stressful. She is so so so cute, and a joy to be around, besides the fact that her nails are ruining my leather couch. I have my groomer coming out to give her a nice cut, she has major major mats and is shedding way too much. I was able to get her to the vet yesterday, got all her shots, had her checked out and all seems ok. She for sure is a pekingese pug mix, or what is called a 'puginese' and I can't wait to post all her pics.

Here is a pic of Cha Cha in his new legwarmers.

Sunday, February 17th, 2008
10:09 pm
My Baby
This is Mugz. His parents were show dogs. My little guy has a tiny underbite but is so cute.

and here with his older brother Myrrh.

kitty love
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
7:29 pm


Good News!  Edie was adopted!  Yay!

Saturday, December 29th, 2007
10:01 am
 So, Jodi, the woman who runs the rescue I volunteer for (Rescue Farm) and I went to the shelter on the 26th and as we're walking up and down aisles and aisles of kennels we see this sweet face:

Cute, right?  She was wiggling and sweet and we knew we had to take her...well, she's almost 10 years old.  We knew this when we pulled her.  But her family turned her in to a place where she'd have 3 days as an owner surrender before they euthenized her and they claimed that they just didn't have time for her anymore! How cruel.  She's so sweet and hardly has a speckle of grey on her.  She's in very good shape for nearly 10 year old dog.  We couldn't leave her there and we brought her to the rescue and now she needs a home that DOES have some time for her. 
She'd be absolutely wonderful for an elderly person.  She'd be a great dog for a little old lady or man, or couple.  She'd also be good with other pekes and cats, just not big dogs or little kids.
I just thought I'd post this so you all would maybe pass it on.  Convince your grammy to get a dog or the little old lady next door! ;)  She only weighs 8 pound and doesn't deserve to die in a shelter.
Please help find her a home?  Here is the link to her petfinder page.  We are located in Indiana but we do allow out of state adoptions for good homes :)

Thank you so much!
Thursday, November 15th, 2007
1:46 pm
Frost on the window

Warm Here.
Can Stay?
Monday, November 12th, 2007
8:30 am
How do you deal with?
The things we love, and the things we hate.

As cute as the swishy skirting is on the rear of my pekes, one of my pekes is displaying reluctance to bowel movements because she hates getting dirty and hates even more the backside shower we sometimes have to do. Even the best jerky treats do not make the cleanup bearable. My question is, what do you do? Do you cut the hair in the back? I really hate to do that, but I hate even more seeing her walk out the back door with dread in her eyes.
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