Teddy, one of our favorite pekinese patients has an interesting dog’s life. The  Pekinese breed has a history 2000 years old, originating in Peking China.It has been hypothesized that the dog’s rolling gait may have been deliberately developed through breeding to prevent these dogs from wandering far from the royal palace where they were often favored pets.

Ancient Chinese folk lore believes the breed to have developed from the merging of a lion and a butterfly with the help of the Buddah. In truth there are several imaginary theories detailing the origins of the pekinese dog.

Teddy has a tendency to develop respiratory problems, back issues and minor dermatological and opthamalogical conditions. Overall, Teddy like most of his breed is loyal, lion hearted and active.