I had a previous Pekingese named Sable and he was unique in is special way and I enjoyed 16 years with him until his timely death. He was my first introduction to a Pekingese. I read up on the breed an they are descendants of the Imperial guard dogs in China where they sat with the emperors of china. Deeply self reliant, they protected the emperors of China by being their lap dog.
For the time I had him, no medical problems but healthy little dog. Because he was considered a long dog, as he aged, his back disc would pop and he would need a relaxant to calm his muscles down but overall he was a healthy little dog. All dogs have a unique personality but Sable was a kinder gentler little dog and his tail mane was beautiful. Definitely a trustful companion.
When he passed away, I was devastated, how could Sable do this? a part of me went with him, I cried and was upset, depressed, missing a loved one, he was indeed a part of family. but it was his time, he did lose his hearing so old age got the better of him. Maybe that was the better way to go. I've heard stories of a loved one had to be euphanize, although quick, our doggies know whats happening. They can hear the tone of our voice and sense our sadness. It's terrible either way. Where's my friend.