There's a lot of confidence packed into the compact frame of a Pekingese. For centuries, the breed was the companion of Chinese royalty and they are a bit regal themselves, known for their independence, intelligence and self-esteem. Your Pekingese puppy can be a charming and amusing family member, who will be happier with adults or older children. He doesn't need a lot of exercise, but will enjoy a walk and some indoor playtime. He's an alert and loyal companion who forms close bonds to his human.