Publications & Educational Materials

Paintings by Miao Su Chun from an imperial dog scroll number 3 - links to a larger version.
Paintings by Miao Su Chun from an imperial dog scroll number 2 - links to a larger version.
Paintings by Miao Su Chun from an imperial dog scroll number 1 - links to a larger version.

U.S. Pekingese Publications:

PCA Bulletin: Lion Dog News is in the Members Only Section. This official Club newsletter is published quarterly to all members.

The AKC Parent Club Breed Information Brochure (printable) - Wonderful World of Pekingese.

Pekingese magazine: The Orient Express
Unfortunately, the "OE" is no longer being published. Last issue was Nov/Dec of 2017.

UK Pekingese Publications:

The Pekingese Club (England) yearbook ~ Contact Mr. Gary Thomas ~
The Ventura Pekingese Club (England) yearbook

Educational Articles:

England: The Ventura Pekingese Club, UK - Educational Articles

AKC Gazette by David Allan Feller October 2008 - Imperial Legacy

DOG NEWS article by MJ Nelson, Tiny Guard Dog or Fashion Accessory? - reprinted courtesy of DOG NEWS.

Dogs in Review article by Christi McDonald, A Fresh Look at Faces reprinted courtesy of Dogs in Review. A comparison of heads on brachycephalic breeds.

An Impending Crisis, by Jacqueline Ragland - reprinted courtesy of the AKC Gazette.

The Frosting on the Cake, by Jacqueline Ragland - AKC Gazette, June 2012.


Aubrey-Jones, Nigel (1990) The New Pekingese, Howell Book House, New York. Information about Pekingese breeds/exhibitors in America and Great Britain.

1909 Directory of Breeders and Exhibitors of Dogs in the U.S. and Canada

Collier, V.W.F. (1921) Dogs of China and Japan in Nature and Art, Frederick A. Stokes Company, Great Britain. Chapter VII - Historical References to Dogs of Pekingese Type starts at page 123. (See pictures at the top of the page)

Cross, Ashton (1932) The Pekingese Dog, Tonbridge Publications, Great Britain. Author is one of the pioneers of the breed, breeder of the famous and influential “Alderbourne” strain which set modern type.

Godden, Rummer (1977) The Butterfly Lions-The Pekingese in History, Legend and Art, Viking Press, NY.

Howe, Elsa and Ellic (1954) The Pekingese Scrapbook, Chapman and Hall, London.

Landsowne Charmaine (1934) The Imperial Dog of China - The Pekingese, Wolfer Printing, Los Angeles, CA.

Nicholas, Anna Katherine and Brearley, Joan (1975) The Book of The Pekingese, T.F.H. Publications, Inc. 336 pages. Many historical photos through the decades “From Palace Dogs to the present day.” Other works on Pekingese by Anna Katherine Nicholas: The Pekingese (1952) Judy Publishing Company; and The Pekingese (1990) T.F.H. Publications, Ltd.

O'Neill, Raymond (2004) The Book of British Pre War Pekingese Champions, history of the Breed in the UK prior to the Second World War (1st edition only).

Quigley, Dorothy (1964) The Quigley Book of the Pekingese, Howell Book House, New York. A well regarded manual on breeding and maintaining Pekingese from one of the most successful breeder-exhibitors in American history.

Stannard, Liz (1999) The Complete Pekingese, Ringpress, England. Chapter on important influences in North American breed history by Tony Rosato with color photos of some of the most noteworthy Pekingese i

Williams, Vandella and Summers, Adele (1990) Pekingese, An Owners Companion, Crowood press, England. Excellent educational resource, with good photos of influential winners.

Family Dog and Dog Show Magazines:

AKC Gazette & other AKC Magazines - monthly

Showsite Online - monthly

Dog News - weekly, from New York

The Canine Chronicle - monthly