Pekepoo

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.

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

Does your Pekepoo 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
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. 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 Pekepoo 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 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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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.

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Pekepoo Questions

My Pekepoo has really bad breath. She doesn't like the doggy breath treats. No matter how much I brush them her mouth still stinks, what can I do for her?

Answer:
Bad breath can be a sign of three things. Bad dog food, an infected tooth or kidney/liver issues. First and foremost, I would take your dog into the vet to get a check-up. Once you've ruled out the two possible life threatening issues, then changing her food to a high quality, grain free dog food with help her breath stay fresh and nice.

Why does my Pekepoo have trouble breathing when he eats?

Answer:
The Pekingese breed of dog has issues eating/breathing because of the skin that is in the back of the throat. Contact your vet in this situation, as surgery may be needed. But if not, then a wet food needs to be added to your dogs food.

I just lost my Pekepoo at 12 1/2 - how old was she in human years?

Answer:
The dog-human years calculator changes almost every year. But on average, it is 10 years for the first two years and then plus four years after that. So by age two, your dog is 20 in human years. So for a dog that was 12 years old in dog years, is an average of 60 human years.

I just got a 6-month-old Pekepoo. The first 2 days he was all over the house, but now he is so calm and doesn't move. He is always laying down. Is this normal?

Answer:
Yes, it means your dog is comfortable in his/her new home.

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