I Love My Pekingese

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Text on Button I ♥ my Pekingese STRAND ENTERPRISES © 1980
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Black illustration of a Pekingese dog with black text and a red heart above and black text below

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The Pekingese is a toy dog breed. Their existence is traced back to 200 B.C. China, where they served as court dogs and prized objects of trade. They were a symbol of elite China, as seen in the diplomatic gifting of Pekingese pups to figures including Queen Victoria and Alice Roosevelt. The breed has seen a resurgence recently with Wasabi the Pekingese winning "Best in Show" at both Westminster and the American Kennel Club in 2022.


Pekingese history. Pekingese Club of America. (2021, September 27). https://pekingeseclubofamerica.com/pekingese-history/

Lyall, S. (2022, June 21). Retired at 4, wasabi still carries himself like a Champion. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/sports/wasabi-westminster-best-in-sh…

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