Pekepoo Puppies & Breed Information

Pekepoo

Pekepoo Puppy Characteristics


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Pekepoo Breed Information


Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: 8-18 lbs

Height: 10-12 inches

Color(s): Variety of colors that include white, brown, gray, apricot, black; may be solid or patterned.

Overview

The Pekepoo, also called the Peke-A-Poo, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Pekingese and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are one of the more popular crosses.

Character

The ideal Pekepoo should be well-built, sturdy, and hardy in appearance. They should possess a lively and keen expression.

Temperament

Devoted, loyal, and affectionate, the Pekepoo is cheerful and loving. They are sensitive, family oriented, and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom and loneliness will lead to destructive behavior and incessant barking. They do best in a home with older, well-mannered children. They do well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been raised with. Pekepoo's are wary of strangers and will quickly alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.

Care

Depending on coat type, the Pekepoo requires daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling or professional clipping. Bathing should be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. The Pekepoo may be prone to such health issues as PRA, skin problems, diabetes, anemia, ear infections, and heart disease.

Coat

The Pekepoo may have a double coat that consists of a long, straight outer coat with a short, dense under coat. They may also have a very curly coat or a combination of both.

Training

Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Pekepoo may be stubborn and difficult to housebreak. The crate training method works best. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

Activity

The Pekepoo is well suited for apartment living. They are relatively active indoors and should be given a variety of safe toys to keep them occupied. Pekepoo's enjoy family play sessions, securely leashed walks, and off-lead play time in a fenced yard.

Ownership

If you are looking for Pekepoo puppies for sale from reputable Pekepoo breeders or to adopt Pekepoos from a Pekepoo rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Pekepoo puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Pekepoo puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 9/17/2014
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