Our Pekingese Puppy Looks Like A Baby Seal

Meet Mushu.

My husband, Josh and I just brought home an adorable 3lb 8oz male pekingese puppy and were immediately stunned by his cuteness. He was even more otherworldly looking than we could have imagined.

My fascination with pekingese began in 2014 when I saw an older pekingese dog at the Tyson's Corner Mall in Virginia. Josh and I were seeing a movie with our friend, Danny and I stopped IN MY TRACKS when I saw this unusual, yet adorable little creature. The dog was calm, but curious and his demeanor was spectacularly strange.

From then on, the pekingese was the dog I wanted to welcome into our home someday.

Pekingese were raised during China's Shu dynasty to be loyal companions to royal family and nobility. They have been depicted in art for more than 2,000 years and didn't reach the United States until the mid 1900s. The pekingese breed is known for their short legs, flat-faced muzzle and distinctively regal look. Mushu bears a close resemblance to a harp seal pup, but I see so many creatures in him

  • Polar Bear – tiny black paws

  • Piranha – sharp, tiny teeth that can cut flesh (ouch!)

  • Caterpillar – low, squiggly body

  • Alpaca – his fur is thick, but soft

  • Bird – his squeaks and tiny barks

  • Rabbit – he hops everywhere he goes

  • Pug – flat muzzle