Peek-A-Pom

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Overview
The Peekapom, also called the Pominese, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Pekingese and Pomeranian. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are not as popular as many of the other crosses.

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Character
The ideal Peekapom should be well-proportioned, cobby, and sturdy. They should possess an intelligent and lively expression and be hardy in appearance.

Does your Peek-A-Pom bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
Affectionate, brave, and loyal, the Peekapom is outgoing and confident. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom and loneliness will lead to destructive behavior and incessant barking. They do best in homes with older, considerate, well-mannered children. The Peekapom does well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been raised with. They are wary and suspicious of strangers and are quick to alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.
Care
Daily brushing is recommended to prevent matting and tangling for the Peekapom. Bathing should be done when necessary; dry shampooing will suffice. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They may be prone to such health issues as eye problems, luxating patella, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and hypoglycemia.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Peekapom has a double coat. The outer coat is long and profuse. The under coat is short and dense.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Peekapom may be willful, stubborn, and difficult to housebreak. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Peek-A-Pom puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Peekapom is suited for apartment living. They are relatively active indoors. Peekapom's enjoy family play sessions, securely leashed walks, and off-lead play time in a fenced yard. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
3-10 lbs
Height
6-12 inches
Color(s)
Variety of colors that include fawn, black, white, cream; may be solid or sabled

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Peek-A-Pom Questions

We just got a Peek-A-Pom for our son for Christmas! My Son is 7 and he is very good with his new Peek-A-Pom puppy! He is in love with the puppy! I wasn't expecting to get a puppy on Sunday! But my son saw the Peek-A-Pom puppy and he looks like a little bear and he feel in love with him! Now I need to know, are Peek-A-Pom's good with kids? Does their fur come out a lot?

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The Pekingese/Pomeranian mix breed of dog is naturally good with children, but please remember, they are small boned dogs and must be treated with respect. Yes, they shed A LOT.

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Mine doesn't shed a lot, but she is terrible with children.

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My pekeapom was so loving.She was a very special dog. Was only my dog though.

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My male peek-a-pom is great with my son who is 5. Gizmo barely sheds and great with other people and other animals.

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My peekapom hates children. He used to hate everyone. Butttttt we adopted him 3 years ago. Before the humane society he came from a hoarding house with 40+ other dogs. So I imagine that's why he was so timid. He's cool around adults. But not children. Like anyone under 15 is at risk of being barked at. Lol

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My peekapom hardly sheds. He is very leary and afraid of younger children.

What is the tallest height of a Peek-A-Pom?

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The average height of the Pekingese is 6 - 9 inches, while the average height for the Pomeranian is 7 - 12 inches. So the tallest the Peek-A-Pom should be is 12 inches at the shoulder.

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Actually, my peekapom is about 20" high, and weighs about 15lbs.

How common is it for a Peek-A-Pom to have inverted discs from jumping?

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It is very common in the Pekingese/Pomeranian mix breed of dog.

I have a Peek-A-Pom - love him, he is 8 months old, he will go to the door when he wants to go outside. He does not like other people and will attack others when they want to pet him. When I hold him, he won't let anyone come close to me. He does not like to be on a leash. When he is not on a leash he runs from me wanting me to chase him, that is his name CHASE. How can I get him to be more friendly like his sister who is very friendly?

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Your Peek-A-Pom needs to know you are the pack leader. He feels he needs to protect you. The good news is you can change that. Do not pick him up, ignore him. When he tries, say sssshhhhhttttt, and point your finger every time he tries to get your full attention. Practice makes perfect. Reward with his favorite treat, when you get the desired behaviour and have your visitor give him the treat. He will soon learn that having a visitor is a positive thing, he gets a treat every time you have company. He will catch on quickly and practice not picking him up as often, shoo him off the couch at times using same techniques to establish a habit.

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