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The Peek-A-Pom is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Pekingese. They are known to be a hypoallergenic breed and do not shed a lot, but regular brushing is advised, such as to maintain a healthy coat. They are an easy breed to train when compared with other breeds. The Peek-A-Pom is not recommended for families with small children unless and until both the child and dog are growing up together. This overactive dog is prone to separation anxiety is left alone for long intervals. Their life expectancy is between 12-15 years.

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Character


The Peek-A-Pom is an affectionate, happy, and loving little dog. They are wary of strangers but do make friends with most of the people. This breed is recommended for families with older children and not with families with younger children. This breed is prone to separation anxiety if left alone for a long time and turns destructive. This dog loves the family and will do anything to make them happy.

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Size


From 4-12 inches tall
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Weight


10-15 pounds
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General Health


They are prone to hip dysplasia.

At times people have argued that the mixed genetics in dogs can reduce the health risks, However, there is no credible proof to back this. On the contrary this can also mean that certain health concerns can get amplified. Below are some health problems to which the Peek-A-Pom can be at risk to as their parents suffer from the same, as no exact official data is available: Major Concerns Brachycephalic Syndrome Cleft Palate Intervertebral Disc Disease Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Cryptorchidism Hip Dysplasia Epilepsy Collapsed Trachea Cataracts Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) Eye Problems Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Entropion Patellar Luxation Hydrocephalus Distichiasis Minor Concerns Allergies Dental Problems

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History


The Peek-A-Pom’s parents are the Pomeranian and the Pekingese. Not much is known about their exact origin.

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Maintenance


It's great to groom your peek a pok daily, to keep its furin good condition. These dogs are better off with daily grooming

This breed does not require a lot of maintenance. It is advised to brush them daily such as to remove loose hair and to maintain the coat. Bathing frequently is not recommended and should be done every alternate month. However, at the time of bathing, remember to use a mild shampoo after consultation. To avoid tooth decay, it is recommended to brush their teeth daily. Nails are to be trimmed as and when required.

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Ideal Environment


The Peek-A-Pom needs at least 30-45 minutes of exercise and activity. This can be divided into 2-3 smaller sessions which can be of brisk short walks, and visits to the dog park, which the Peek-A-Pom enjoys. It loves to play with other dogs and people. One should keep in mind that this breed can inherit a brachycephalic snout. If such is the case, then owners are to keep water nearby at all times and also ensure that their dog does not get over-exerted or overheated during activity or exercise time. The Peek-A-Pom can even live in an apartment, but if such is the case, then they should be given toys to keep them busy. When playing outside in the yard, they should be monitored, such as to check that they do not get overheated.

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