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1. A Pekingese named Malachy won Best of Show at this year's Westminster Dog Show in New York. What does recent DNA testing reveal about 'Pekes'?

Perhaps they deserve a little more respect, don't you think? As a breed, they are at least 2,000 years old, and originated in China, where only Chinese royalty were allowed to own them. Some think their bowed legs and rolling gait were bred to keep them from wandering too far.

Perhaps they deserve a little more respect, don't you think? As a breed, they are at least 2,000 years old, and originated in China, where only Chinese royalty were allowed to own them. Some think their bowed legs and rolling gait were bred to keep them from wandering too far.

Perhaps they deserve a little more respect, don't you think? As a breed, they are at least 2,000 years old, and originated in China, where only Chinese royalty were allowed to own them. Some think their bowed legs and rolling gait were bred to keep them from wandering too far.

Perhaps they deserve a little more respect, don't you think? As a breed, they are at least 2,000 years old, and originated in China, where only Chinese royalty were allowed to own them. Some think their bowed legs and rolling gait were bred to keep them from wandering too far.

They are one of the oldest breeds of dog, one of the least genetically diverged from wolves

 

They originated not in Peking (Beijing), but on the island of Bali, in Indonesia

 

They are actually a long-haired miniature of a (now extinct) much larger dog that once guarded imperial Chinese palaces

 

They are not really dogs at all, but marmosets wearing dog suits

 
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