Peek-A-Poo Breed Information
Description. The Peek-A-Poo breed is a cross between Poodle and the Pekingese dog, originating in the United States circa 1950’s. This breed is known for being a companion dog with deep-rooted loyalty and affection for their owner. It’s cotton-like coat is what sets this bred apart from the rest.
Other Names: Peekapoo
Height: Up to 11 in.
Weight: 4-20 lbs.
Colors: Coat colors run a tremendous range, from silver, gray, white, sable, red, cream, apricot, chocolate, to buff and black.
Coat: The coat of a Peek-A-Poo is medium to long length with wavy hair that is soft. The texture has been compared to that of cotton.
Temperament: The Peek-A-Poo dog breed is a loyal, loving and affectionate addition to the family. With a gentle and kind personality, this dog is a crowd favorite and loves being the center of attention. These dogs are equally happy hanging out with their owner indoors and playing fetch with the family outdoors. As long as they are around those who treat them with respect, they are happy and energetic pups. With Children: Peek-A-Poo dogs are very trustworthy and gentle with children. They love being around people who can keep up with their energy and younger members of the family have that covered. With Pets: With early socialization, the Peek-A-Poo dog breed can mingle with other breeds. This breed tends to get suspicious of new pets but this can be combated with frequent trips to the dog park and having visitors over often.
Watch-dog: The Peek-A-Poo is a solid watch dog because of their loyalty to family and their protective personality.
Guard-dog: Due to their petite size, this breed is not an ideal guard dog.
Care and Training: It is recommended for Peek-A-Poo dogs to have their ears cleaned for dirt and bacteria buildup once a week, their teeth brushed twice a week and their nails trimmed regularly. They love daily exercise and can handle long walks, hikes and jogs as long as they are kept cool while in blazing heat. This breed can be easy to train with positive reinforcement.
Learning Rate: High. Peek-A-Poo dogs are known to be an intelligent breed when it comes to training. Obedience: High. Problem Solving: High.
Activity: High. The Peek-A-Poo breed is described as active, energetic and happiest while they are taking their daily walk or going to the dog park.
Living Environment: This breed can happily live in an apartment or small condo due to the dog’s compact size.
Health Issues: Life Span: 10-15 years.
Litter Size: 2-4 puppies.
Country of Origin: United States of America
History: The Peek-A-Poo is one of the oldest designer dog breeds, originating in the United States circa the 1950’s. These dogs came into existence before the term “designer dog” was coined. The Peek-A-Poo is the cross of purebred Pekingese dogs and purebred Miniature or Toy Poodles. Originally, Peek-A-Poos were bred to be a low-shedding, hypoallergenic companion dogs. The breed gained popularity by the early 1960s and is still a popular breed today.
Registries: The Peek-A-Poo breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) and Designer Breed Registry (DBR).