The Peke is a pleasure for those who enjoy the companionship of an
amusing, calm, independent dog. Chinese legend says that it is the
result of a union between a lion and a monkey, combining the
nobleness of the former with the grace of the latter; an apt
Chansu is blind in one eye, and has a couple of little teeth
missing, but the vet says he is very healthy, his heart is strong.
Chansu is a purebred little blond Pekinese, about 8 years old. He is
very mellow, affectionate, and quiet. His favorite thing is to just
follow you around the house like a little dust mop. He likes to hop
up on the furniture, and plays very well with the other dogs.
Chansu is extremely well house trained, and will bark to go outside
if you're not paying attention to his standing at the door. Chansu
was found lost, and brought to Rescue, but his owners have not been
located for 2 weeks.
"At one time the Pekes were the exclusive property of the Chinese
Imperial Palace, and strongly associated with the lion dogs of
Buddhism. According to the rules set by the Chinese Dowager Empress
Tzi Hsi, the Peke should have short, bowed legs so that it cannot
wander far, a thick ruff of fur around its neck to give it an aura
of dignity, and selective taste buds so that it should appear
dainty. She neglected to mention other striking qualities,
including the stubborness of a mule, the condescension of the
haughty, and the speed of a snail.