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Do Pekingese dogs shed?

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When properly cared for, Pekingese dogs are considered moderate shedders. Their abundant mane requires regular care in order to maintain and keep shedding to a minimum.

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Do Pekingese dogs shed?
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The Pekingese, or Peke, is a small dog with a long, full and course topcoat and a mane that resembles a lion’s. The undercoat is thick and soft. Because of all this hair, the Pekingese must be groomed regularly to avoid matting and to keep shedding under control.

A proper grooming routine for a Pekingese includes brushing and combing multiple times per week or even on a daily basis. The bushy coat around the anus can collect waste and should be inspected daily. The Peke also has a wrinkle above the nose that should be cleaned every day to prevent infection.

A thick coat makes the breed ill-equipped for hot weather, and it can easily die from too much heat exposure. The Pekingese must be kept in air conditioning during warm weather to avoid heat prostration.

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