Intelligent and perfect for allergy sufferers, the Peekapoo will surely melt your hearts! Learn more about this fur baby as you scroll on.
Peekapoo: Things You Should Know About This Pooch
The Peekapoo is one of the oldest hybrid dogs, which results from a Pekingese to a Miniature Toy Poodle breedings. Mainly, this pooch is bred for people who is allergic to dog hair. Peekapoos are mostly from a first-generation cross and still have no breed club. For a small breed, this pooch is very protective of its owner and affectionate as well. The Peekapoo is prone to heat exhaustion so having a well ventilated or preferably an air-conditioned home is a must.
What does a Peekapoo look like?
A Peekapoo has no breed standards for breeders to conform to, which means its size can vary but averages around 11 inches in height. It usually has a soft and cottony coat and may be in a variety of colors including white, cream, silver, gray, red, sable, apricot, chocolate, and black. Additionally, Peekapoos can also have markings like phantom which has the color of black for its coat that has tan color markings.
What is a Peekapoo like?
A Peekapoo is a loyal dog dedicated to its owner. They have a loud bark that makes them a fitting watch-dog. With their intelligence, the Peekapoo is highly trainable and makes a fine therapy dog as well.
Peekapoos are quite protective when it comes to their family and their things, especially their food. They are known to bite people or animals who will get near their food. However, they are also loving and affectionate. In fact, they would love to cuddle and stay on the lap of their humans.
This pooch is also known for its playful antics and will be more than willing to entertain its owner. Do not leave this dog alone for too long as it is prone to develop separation anxiety and other behavior problems such as destructive chewing and excessive barking.
What are the possible health concerns of a Peekapoo?
Like the other breeds, they are also prone to some health issues and given it’s a hybrid dog, it’s possible for the Peekapoo to acquire certain health conditions from either or both its parent breed. There is no assurance it would be getting any of these health concerns but knowing them would help you out just in case it does. Some health concerns you should look out for include: Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation, and Hip Dysplasia.
What is the origin of the Peekapoo?
The Peekapoo breed is one of the oldest hybrid dogs developed way back in the 1950s. They gained popularity in the 1960s and still are quite popular nowadays despite not having any breed clubs. It was developed mainly to produce a non-shedding to a low-shedding dog for those who have allergies.
How should you groom a Peekapoo?
Peekapoos need regular grooming to avoid tangles in their coats. Most of their facial part requires extra care that needs cleaning including the folds in their eyes. If you’re planning on keeping its hair long it is necessary for you to brush it daily. Trim its nails, have them bathed, and clean their ears on a regular basis to avoid tangles, stains, and infection.
If you want to know how to deal with a teething Peekapoo puppy, watch this video:
Keeping a Peekapoo is like owning a loyal friend who would care for you and defend you. It is up to you to be responsible enough and take care of it in exchange. Like humans, these too are beings having their own emotions we should definitely consider.
Do you think the Peekapoo is your perfect match? What other things do you know about this lovely pooch? Write your comments below!
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