Pekingese T-Shirt - Pekingese dogs, one of the oldest breeds, are named for Peking, the Chinese city we call Beijing these days. They were created for the Imperial families, and stealing one was punishable by death. One fable of their origin says that a lion fell in love with a marmoset. Since their size difference was so great, the lion asked the Buddha to shrink him. The Pekingese (also known as the Lion Dog) is the result. There is a similar fable about a lion and a butterfly. A third says it was a lion and monkey, which accounts for the Peke's ungainly waddle. Pekes were temple dogs, small enough of size and big enough of heart to destroy demons of any size. The dog lover in your life will appreciate this adorable Pekingese t-shirt!