Citrus Capital Pekingese Club of Central Florida History

 In the mid 1980’s a few dedicated Pekingese fanciers from the central Florida area met for the purpose of forming a club to celebrate the unique qualities of this imperial breed. As interest and membership grew, the Citrus Capital Pekingese Club of Central Florida was recognized by the AKC in the early 90’s. Our first licensed AKC specialty show was held in January, 1994 in Lakeland. Since that time we’ve held many puppy matches, annual specialty shows and served as host for the Pekingese Club of America’s rotating specialties in 1998 and in 2007. Our members have bred and shown many beautiful champion Pekes including Best in Show winners and Pekingese Club of America specialty winners. Several of our members’ Pekes have also won accolades at overseas events including the World Dog Show.

We boast a diverse membership from across the entire state with interests in not just the show Peke but rescue, obedience, therapy and companion Pekes as well. Through the years our goal has always been and will be the same: the advancement and protection of our first love, the Pekingese.