Whether he’s on your lap or chasing squirrels, the Peekapoo is a delightful designer dog that’s suitable for a wide range of households. Loyal and affectionate, this breed is attached to his family – so much so that he may be quite protective of you in certain circumstances.
A wonderful companion to those who have allergies, the Peekapoo is a true “Doodle” dog, which means he has a low- to non-shedding coat that won’t set you off into sneezes. But that’s not the only reason why the Peekapoo makes a great pet.
Developed in the 1950s, the Peekapoo is one of the oldest designer dog breeds. Bred to be a low-shedding, hypoallergenic companion dog, the Peekapoo gained popularity by the early 1960s and is still a popular breed today.
The Peekapoo is an intelligent breed, which makes him a joy to train.The Peekapoo is the cross of purebred Pekingese dogs and purebred Miniature or Toy Poodles. This hybrid is usually a first-generation cross, which means the parents are purebred – multigenerational breeding between Peekapoos are rare.
The Peekapoo does well on a diet of high-quality kibble. Serving size depends on the brand, but the average amount would be 1/4 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day. This can be divided into two meals.
The Peekapoo is an intelligent breed, which makes him a joy to train. Use positive reinforcement methods to train new skills, as harsh treatment will not get you far. Treats and other rewards, along with gentle and firm reinforcement, are key to training. And with the right training, there’s no reason why your Peekapoo can’t be a successful therapy dog. Crate training is also recommended, so your dog has a den to call his own – perfect for naps or for when you don’t want him to get into things he shouldn’t. Be advised that your dog shouldn’t be in the crate all day – he needs to run around and get ample exercise.
The Peekapoo does well children, other dogs and pets, as long as he is socialized from an early age.
There are no breed standards for the Peekapoo, but you can see a range of sizes in this hybrid dog. The Peekapoo can stand up to 11 inches in height and weights anywhere between 4 and 20 pounds.
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