S: History of the Pekingese
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FC: History of the Pekingese | by Katelyn
2: The Pekingese breed originated in China. They were only allowed to be owned by royalty. In China, when the breed first appeared, only the royal family was allowed to own them. Ownership of the dog was a sign of the higher class.
3: Pekingese were very important to their owners. The dogs even had guards outside of their rooms in the royal palaces. If you attempted to steal, or have stolen a Pekingese, you would then be sentenced to death. The royal family would have many Pekingese.
4: Because having a Pekingese was a sign of royalty, the emperor and other family members would always have their Pekingese with them. At public events, the emperor would have the Pekingese by his side. There would be a Pekingese in each sleeve, and also a Pekingese carrying the train of the emperor's clothing in his/her mouth.
5: The Pekingese was not only a sign of which class you were in. It is also a sign of good fortune. If you owned a Pekingese you would have good luck. The Pekingese was not treated like an ordinary pet, it was treated like any other member of the royal family.
6: The Pekingese was first introduced into Europe when a couple of Pekingese were stolen from the royal palace. An army invaded the Peking Palace in Beijing hoping to steal the valuable dog breed. They killed some of the guards and family members trying to reach the valuable dogs. The army was successful in attaining the breed, and one of the dogs that were stolen, was given to the royal family in England.
7: Small white pekingese, front cover, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pekingese_Image_002.jpg By iolaire Brown black pekingese, page 2, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pekingese_01061.jpg by ltshears Black white pekingese, page 3, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Black_pekinese_tihamer_in_the_bed2.jpg by T0nk Chinese robe, page 4, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LongPao.jpg by miuki Brown black mad pekingese, page 5, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moppy1.jpg by Alfredo.vellagas Metal lion, summer palace beijing, page 6, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Copper_Lions.JPG by sun417
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