The breed does well in the city, said Henry Birdseye of Old Town, who owns a Pekingese named Barney and runs a blog, Duke’s Dog Blog, about his Peke Duke, who recently died. Birdseye says in his experience, Pekingese don’t mind the Chicago weather and do well in small spaces.
"They’re apartment dogs," said Birdseye, who’s not ashamed to be a Peke fan. "I’ve somehow made it very open that I’m grown man who likes little [Pekingese]."
Sometimes I talk to newspapers about how much I like little dogs. What.
(Regarding the brackets at the end of that quotation, I think I said “little snorty dogs” or something along those lines. The substitution is understandable, I guess.)