Peekapoo

Peekapoo

INTRODUCTION

The Peekapoo is a hybrid dog breed, a cross between the Pekingese and Poodle breeds. Although these dogs started out as a designer breed, you may still find them in the care of shelters and rescue groups. Adopt. These dogs are loyal and affectionate and can be quite protective of the people they love, which is often very funny in such a small dog. Affectionate and playful, these puppies get along well with all members of the family. They can even be great companions for novice pet parents. Whether you live in a flat or a large house with a yard, Peekapoos will feel right at home. They’ll be happy as long as they can be around you. Just don’t leave them home alone for too long during the day, or you may see signs of separation anxiety.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Peekapoo is a designer breed and is usually the result of breeding a Pekingese with a toy or miniature poodle. Multigenerational crosses (Peekapoo to Peekapoo) are rare. If you are interested in a Peekapoo puppy, understand that its appearance, size and temperament are not as predictable as those of the pure breeds, as it is not known which characteristics of each breed will appear in a given dog.The Peekapoo is an active and energetic dog. It requires daily exercise and can do with a good walk or a romp in the yard. The Peekapoo is an active, energetic dog that requires daily exercise and does well on a good walk or romp in the yard. Peekapoo can quickly suffer from heat stroke, so are best in an air-conditioned home. A clipped Peekapoo only requires about two brushings per week, while a Peekapoo with a full, natural coat will require daily brushing.Affectionate and gentle, the Peekapoo can be an excellent companion for older and more considerate children.Peekapoos generally get along well with other dogs and pets if introduced to them at an early age. Peekapoos can be easy to train with positive reinforcement.With its small stature, the Peekapoo can be an excellent flat dweller, but is happiest with a yard in which to enjoy the outdoors.Peekapoos can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they are free of genetic diseases that can be passed on to puppies and that they have a sound temperament.

HISTORY

The Peekapoo is one of the oldest hybrid, or designer, breeds. It was developed in the 1950s by crossing a Pekingese with a miniature or toy poodle. The aim was to produce a dog that would not have a lot of hair and would be suitable for people with allergies. The Peekapoo gained popularity in the early 1960s, about the same time as the Cockapoo, and despite the Peekapoo’s popularity, there is no breed club. The hybrid has remained largely a first generation crossbreed; the parents are usually Pekingese and Poodles. There is no indication that multi-generational breeding will occur, but never say never.Because of its small, lap-friendly size and sweetly affectionate temperament, the Peekapoo has maintained a large following.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
4/5
All Around Friendliness:
4/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
2/5
Trainability:
2/5
Physical Needs:
3/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Hybrid Dogs
Height: Up to 11 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 4 to 20 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 15 years

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