Pit Pei

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Pit Pei History

The Pekingese (also spelled “Pek-a-nese,” “Pekingese,” or “Pekingesee”) is an ancient Chinese toy or lapdog, famous for its lion-like appearance. The origin of the name “Pekingese” is uncertain. The Pekingese descends from the larger Tibetan Spaniel, and is referred to by some writers as the “Tibetan Spaniel”. This larger, ancient, and now-extinct breed of dog probably originated in Tibet. The Lhasa Apso may be its distant ancestor. The first recorded mention of the Pekingese is in 1368, when Kublai Khan described it in his court chronicles. The breed was a favorite of 17th-century European royalty, including Catherine the Great of Russia, and Catherine II and Alexander I of Russia. The popularity of the Pekingese began to decline in the late 18th century, and it was not until the 1890s that they were once again imported into the Western world.

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Pit Pei Physical Characteristics

The Pit Pei is a crossbreed of a Pit Bull Terrier and a Pekingese that is typically smaller than a purebred Pekingese and larger than a purebred Pit Bull. On average, they weigh between 15 and 20 pounds and stand between 10 and 14 inches. They have long and slender bodies with a short, wiry, silky, or rough to the touch coat that is dark gray, gold, or white. They have a pointed muzzle, round eyes, and a medium length tail. They are energetic, intelligent, and bold.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Blue, Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

Black, Gray, Brown, Red, Cream, Isabella, Fawn, Blue, Silver, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 18 – 21 inches

Female Height Range: 17 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 35 – 60 lbs

Female Weight Range: 30 – 50 lbs

Pit Pei Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Pit Pei Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Ear Infections, Elbow Dysplasia

Pit Pei Temperament and Behaviour

The Pit Pei is an energetic, playful and brave dog that makes a great pet. They are often good at many types of canine sports and activities, including hunting, tracking, and agility. They are confident, but can be stubborn, so it is important to be firm, yet gentle, when training them. They are friendly with most people and animals and can be protective of their owners.

Pit Pei Activity Requirements

The Pit-Bull-type dog was first bred in England in the 1830s and was a cross between the English bulldog and the terrier. Over the years, the breeds used to create the Pit-bull-type dog have been crossed with other dogs. Modern pit bull-type dogs are intelligent, loyal, and brave. They are sometimes considered to be aggressive, but this is largely due to their appearance. In reality, they are friendly, loving, and eager to please. Because of their strong physique, pit bull-type dogs require a good deal of exercise and space. They thrive when they have room to run and are active. They can become destructive when they aren’t given enough exercise and attention. Consider their activity level when choosing a home for a pit bull.

Miles Per Day

9 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pit Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pit Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Pit Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pit Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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