The Pekingese, also known as the Lion Dog, is an ancient breed of toy dog, originating in China.   The Pekingese breed is over 2000 years old and has hardly changed in all that time.  Polite with strangers and usually accepting of other animals, the pekingese is one of the most dignified and independent of the toy breeds.  He is calm and quiet indoors and doesn’t need much exercise,