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The Pekingese were a revolutionary dog breed that changed how dogs as a whole were perceived, treated, and used by humans. The breed began in China and that is where they gained popularity and new function. The Pekingese are unlike anything the world had seen at this point in history. The Pekingese bridge the gap between dog and human in terms of a leisurely relationship.
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Cunningham, Lauren, "The Pekingese Dog Breed and Their Influence in China" (2020). Fall Student Research Symposium 2020. 15.