Pekepoo (also known as Peke a poo, Pekapoo, Peek a poo, Peekapoo)
Mix: ½ Pekingese & ½ Poodle
Size: 8 – 18 pounds, and approx. 10 – 12 inches tall
Coat: Coat is soft and can be straight, wavy, or curly. Coat colors can range from black, white, cream, tan, fawn, red, chocolate, brown, gray, apricot; can be solid or parti-coloured
*Many people with allergies prefer Poodle mixes as their fur is more hypoallergenic than most dogs (a characteristic inherited from the Poodle)
Pekepoo (also known as Peke a poo, Pekapoo, Peek a poo, Peekapoo)
A Pekepoo (also known as Peke a poo, Pekapoo, Peek a poo, or Peekapoo) is a mix between a Pekingese and, most often, the toy or miniature sized Poodle. They are quite small weighing in at approximately 8 – 18 pounds and standing, 10 – 12 inches tall. Their coats come in a large variety of colors and may take on the straight hair of the Pekingese, or be wavy to curly like the Poodle. They will need to be groomed often as their hair is long and will mat and tangle if not properly cared for. They are considered quite intelligent and lovable, with bright eyes, and a lively personality. They are very eager to please, but at times may display a stubborn streak. Housetraining may take some additional efforts, but with consistent training they will eventually learn what is expected of them. They are very loyal and devoted to their owners and despite their size can be quite the watch dog, alerting their owners of any unusual sounds or people around. They can tend to be barkers, and bark quite loudly, but this habit can be broken with proper training and consistent exercise. They are suitable for apartment dwellers as they are small in size and are not overly energetic, although they appreciate a walk or play session to keep them healthy and to prevent boredom. Pekepoos are a great family dog, but do best with older children. Getting along with other dogs or household pets should not pose an issue, especially if they are raised together. Their expected lifespan is approximately 11 – 15 years.
When considering the nature of the Pekepoo you must consider the characteristics of both the Pekingese and the Poodle separately in order to determine the characteristics the Pekepoo may exhibit.
The Pekingese are very loyal, devoted, and loving to their owners. For the most part they are calm and laid back, but also possess an ample amount of playfulness. They display an air of independence and willfulness, and bear a proud and graceful presence. They tend to exhibit a strong-willed, stubborn streak which if not dealt with properly from the start can make them a bit difficult. Housebreaking may also take some time to accomplish. However, they are quite intelligent and as long as a consistent training pattern is established they will be well-behaved and compliant. This breed can be great for apartment dwellers or homeowners alike. Most will get along well with other dogs and household pets.
The Poodle comes in three different sizes, toy (10” and under, 6-9 1bs.), miniature (10-15”, 15-17 1bs.), and standard (over 15”, 45-70 1bs.). The Poodle has been cited as being the 2nd most intelligent breed of dog. Their exceptional intelligence, paired with the fact that they are generally very eager to please, empowers them to excel in obedience training. They learn quickly and will delight in showing off their new tricks. Poodles are generally very easy to housebreak. They are loyal and devoted companions, extremely people-oriented, and crave lots of love and attention. They are typically calm, good natured, with a sweet temperament, and the ability to bond with all members of their human family. The standard poodle, in particular, does extremely well in families with young children, while the toy and miniatures fair better with older children. Poodles do not do well in households where they will be left alone for long periods of time, left outside, or bound to one room of the house. Poodles have an extremely low-shedding, dense coat which is either curly or corded and should be groomed every 6 – 8 weeks to prevent mats and tangles. If you should so decide, their coat can also be kept short for low-maintenance. Poodles come in a variety of colors such as silver, cream, gray, blue, black, white, apricot, red, caf-au-lait, brown, and parti-colored. The Poodle is oftentimes referred to as the hypo-allergenic dog. But, while there truly is no such thing as a completely hypo-allergenic dog, they are unquestionably more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds. Being classified as highly energetic, the poodle, like most dogs, will appreciate daily exercise, such as a walk, play session, or a run at the dog park.
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Photo submitted: 5/21/13
i think is pekines mix poodle, not sure.
Photo Submitted: 6/16/13
My pekepoo Quincey P Mcpuddles
Photo Submitted by: Betsy 10/7/13
this is my little pekepoo and she is very protective. It looks like she
is laughing at something funny. Her name is Evie
Photo Submitted: 10/9/13
This is Koko i received her at 5 weeks old, she was unable to stand on her back legs when we received her. She is easy to potty train on the pad and love to be praised. Now Koko is 3 months and full of energy, I have to burn her energy by running her and playing with her rope. Climbing stairs was a struggle at first but she is so persistant never giving up until she succeeds……………….she is a beautiful joy to the family!
Photo Submitted by: Nancy 4/1/14
This is Dusty, my PekePoo baby. He is six years old and a wonderful pet.
Photo Submitted by: Kim 4/23/14
This is Jasper. He’s a 2 month old Pekepoo. He is full of energy in little bursts, then crashes for big naps. He’s an absolute joy!
Photo Submitted by: Alex 5/3/14
This is my sweet baby Pickle. He just turned a year old! He is extremely stubborn, but the most loving and adorably playful dog I have ever known. LOVES all other dogs(way more than they love him usually)
Photo Submitted by: Brianna 7/4/14
These are my pekepoos one named Bam-Bam and the other Pebbles they are little balls of energy they are from the same litter and are brother and sister
Photo Submitted by: Edie 8/17/14
Sammy the peekapoo…
Sam is the sweetest pup. He loves to play and cuddle, but tries to be demanding when he wants something. I think he “thinks” he’s human. He is the most adorable dog I have ever had contact with.
Photo Submitted by: Megan 10/18/14
This is Basil, my pekepoo! He’s four and a half years old, and he is the sweetest dog I’ve ever known. He is so smart and he loves everyone he meets. He’s very well-behaved but he definitely has that stubbornness in him!