| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. Historically, the theft of a Pekingese in China was punished by death. All modern Pekingese are descended from five dogs rescued for Queen Victoria during the Second Opium War. When British troops reached the residence of the Chinese Emperor, the guards killed all but these five dogs to prevent them falling into the hands of the enemy. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Turkmenistan Animal Rescue
Turkmenistan is Iocated in West and Central Asia. Threatened species known from Turkmenistan include the Markhor, Tiger, and Zarudny's Jird. The capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat. Most peopIe in Turkmenistan speak Turkmen.