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SLEEVE
PEKINGESE

Most precious of all the palace dogs was the sleeve. Carried around in
the long flowing sleeves of the Emperor, Empress or other members of the
Royal family.   I believe they were used as handwarmers in those cold
draughty palaces.  They certainly used Pekes as footwarmers.
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Sleeves are perfect miniature pekes, with the same dense
bone and other characteristics as their regular sized
littermates and relatives.  Some regular sized pekes do not have
as much bone as others and it therefore follows that not ALL sleeves
have super heavy boning.  This does not mean they are
not a true sleeve.  They are tough and sturdy and also have
very dominant personalities.  They are more than able to run
in safety with their regular sized counterparts and generally are
(or end up as) the alpha male or female of the "Pack".
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FEMALE SLEEVES SHOULD NEVER BE BRED AS THEY ARE LIKELY TO
HAVE FULL SIZED PUPPIES WHICH WOULD CAUSE DEATH FOR ALL
CONCERNED. It is perfectly fine to use a male sleeve at stud.
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Due care should be taken when introducing ANY new dog into
your household and a sleeve is NO exception. Strict supervision and
introducing the newbie to each member seperately at first and gradually
adding one more dog until all have accepted
the new dog into their territory is the way to go.
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Some people are confused between the TWO types of so-called
sleeves.  The other type is not a true sleeve but a dwarf.
Dwarves have very large heads (just like their human counterparts) and
some or all of the following characteristics. Crossed or very protruding eyes,
twisted spines, wry mouths, crippled legs, EXTREMELY light bone, and
worst of all, severe health problems, including seizures, amongst others,
causing a very shortened lifespan.
(See our  Pee-Mo pictured below)
With care, a  true sleeve should have the same lifespan as
a regular sized peke. There have been sleeves as old as 20.
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 The Top weight for a sleeve varies in different countries,In England,
it is 7 lbs but in Canada and the USA it is 6 lbs.
 Generally they can not be shown in a sleeve class under
one year old.
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Some sleeves have such dense bone (like Gypsy, Fi Fi and
Chang) that they may still be sleeve sized, but may go over
the weight limit. They pick up like a brick.
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It has been said that you can't tell a sleeve for sure at
under 8 months of age, but as Littletown has had the great
good fortune to have produced a number of sleeves and
minis (sleeve sized, but over 6 and under 7 lbs due to
dense bone) in the short time we have been
breeding,  I feel i am able to tell somewhat sooner but
as i NEVER LET MY PUPPIES GO UNTIL THEY ARE 4
MONTHS OLD
Im pretty positive by that time.
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HERE THEY ARE

Littletown's DewDropIn 'N Parti
Peter 7 1/2 lbs DOB May 2000 (mini)

sire: Am Can Mex Int Ch Tamarkand's Inka Dinka Dew
Dam: Mar-Ju's Oreo Dream Littletown



Littletown's Starlight Serenade
Rena 4 1/2 lbs DOB Aug 2000 (Sleeve)

Sire: Multi BISA BISS Am Can Int Ch Weitoi Seeker of Wisdom
Dam: Pagoda Palace Princess (9 points)

Littletown's Perfect Pianissimo
Pee-Mo 1 1/2 lbs  DOB Aug 2000
Sadly, he left us at 1 day short of 6 months.
He was not a true sleeve but a dwarf.

Sire: Multi BISA BISS Am Can Int Ch Weitoi Seeker of Wisdom
Dam: Pagoda Palace Princess (9 points)


Littletown's Timbuktu Tyga
Tyga 4 1/2 lbs DOB Feb 2001 (sleeve)

Sire: Ch Akarana Rover's Red Rogue
Dam: PagodaPalace Princess (9 points)

Pictured above with his 1/2 sister, a mini, Gypsey


Littletown's Gypsey Wynde
Gypsy 7 lbs DOB Oct 2001 (mini)

Sire: Ch Akarana Rover's Red Rogue
Dam: Littletown's Whispering Wind

Pictured above with her sleeve 1/2 brother tyga


Littletown's Faerie Foo Foo
FiFi Foo Foo 7 lbs DOB Jan 2002 (mini)

Sire: Littletown's DewDropIn 'N Parti
Dam: Ch Littletown's Bohemian Rhapsody

Pictured above with Gypsy June 30

Littletown's Mister Moonlight
Mr M. DOB Oct 15 2003 7 1/2 lbs Mini

 Sire: Am Can Dan Int Ch Singlewell Tonic
Dam: Peteshe White Tulip



LITTLETOWN'S RED RUFFLES (aka RUFFY)
4 1/2 lb sleeve

Sire Ch Akarana Rover's Red Rogue
Dam Littletown's Absolutely Fabulous

Ruffy left for the Rainbow Bridge Dec 8 2010


LITTLETOWN'S PRECIOUS JADE (aka Jade)
DOB July 28 2005 6 1/4 lb Mini

Sire: Am Can Ch Red Pepper's Oliver
Dam: Desert Jade White Lace


SHADY sleeve


CHU CHU 6.5 lbs sleeve size



LITTLETOWN'S SUMMER STARDUST
aka Dusty Sleeve


LITTLETOWN'S PINK CHAMPAGNE
aka Stella Sleeve


LITTLETOWN'S TIMELESS TREASURE
aka Simon/Li Woo 8 lb mini


LITTLETOWN'S SUMMER SUNSET
Aka Ruby Lou Sleeve


If you would like to be placed on our sleeve/mini
waiting list, please email us with details on your current
pekes,or other pets, living arrangements and be prepared
to provide references.
NB: WE DO NOT SHIP OUR SLEEVES, THEY MUST BE PICKED UP
Minis MAY be shipped depending on size
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