About the Peke-A-Poo
The Peke-A-Poo is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Pekingese and the Miniature Poodle. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Peke-A-Poo is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Peek A Poo is hybrid breed that is a cross between miniature poodles and Pekingese. The breed is also sometimes referred to as Peke a Poo or PekaPoo. The goal of producing this breed was to result in a dog that carried mixed traits from both breeds, including the non-shedding coat of the poodle. Prospective owners should be aware that his breed is not eligible to be registered with a purebred registry because it is a mixed breed. There is now a hybrid club that does register hybrid breeds. Like many designer breeds of dogs, the Peek A Poo has become very popular in the last few years. One of the reasons for this is its non-shedding coat; which is in demand among allergy sufferers. It is also much in demand among people who are looking for a small, affectionate dog.
The coat of this breed is soft and feels much like cotton. The coat may be brown, white, silver, black or a mixture of those colors. The coat of this dog produces very little dander and sheds little to none. The coat tends to be medium to long in terms of length and will require weekly combing and brushing to maintain.
The build of the Peek A Poo can vary, based upon which parent it takes after, but most dogs have the flat skull of the Pekingese along with the large eyes of the Pekingese while taking the long, narrow muzzle from the Poodle.
Also known as a Pekepoo, Peke-A-Poo, PeekaPoo, Peek-A-Poo.
The Peek A Poo is known to be an intelligent and friendly dog that is loving and affectionate with its family. Unlike many toy breeds of dogs, the Peek A Poo is usually fairly calm. They generally exhibit good behavior, but owners should be aware that this breed can also be somewhat stubborn. The bark of this dog can be loud and they do tend to bark often, particularly at loud noises. Training can help to overcome this problem. For the most part, they take to training well due to their intelligence.
The Peek A Poo does tend to be somewhat wary of people they do not know and they are protective of their masters. This dog gets along with other pets and children, especially when socialized at a young age. It is a good idea to supervise young children when they play with this dog to make sure the dog does not get hurt as a result of its small size. This is very much a lap dog that likes nothing better to sit and cuddle with its owner.
The Peek A Poo tends to have fewer health problems than their purebred parents. This phenomenon is often referred to as hybrid vigor because hybrid dogs are typically able to suffer from fewer health issues. Health concerns that may be a problem with this bread includes congestive heart failure, cataracts and difficulty breathing while exercising. The Peek A Poo may also suffer from difficulty with ear infections, so it is important to check the ears on this breed often. With regular check-ups, the average lifespan of the Peek A Poo is between 11 and 15 years.
The Peek A Poo will need to be brushed on a weekly basis as well as combed. This dog will only need to be bathed when necessary. Without regular combing and grooming, the Peek A Poo does have a tendency for its coat to become matted. The coat of the Peek A Poo tends to be no or no shedding. It will be important to clean around the eye area of this dog as it may be prone to having tear stains, which is a problem that is inherited from the Poodle. A small fine comb can be effectively used for this purpose. The Peek A Poo has minimal exercise needs and can be easily exercised indoors.
The best environment for a Peek A Poo will be one where it can live indoors with a family that will be committed to maintenance needs and provide the love and affection that this dog craves. Due to the fact that the Peek A Poo has only minimal exercise needs, it will do well in a condo or an apartment. Although this dog does not need a large yard in which to run, it will occasionally enjoy playing outdoors or going for walks. That said, owners should be aware that a brisk walk could result in breathing difficulties. This dog should not be exposed to extreme heat. This is not a dog that can be left alone for long periods of time due to its need for human companionship.
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A year after losing my beloved four legged family member, I have decided to once again bring joy to my home in the form of a Peek-A-Poo. My Maggie was almost 16 years of age at the time of her death. Her mother was a purebred...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers