Being a hybrid breed, Peke-a-poos can have significant variations from dog to dog. They are small dogs, but the size can vary depending on which type of Poodle they were bred from. If the dog’s coat takes more after the Poodle parent, the puppy might be hypoallergenic. They generally have a soft coat with medium to long wavy hair. Peke-a-poos can come in an assortment of colors, and some will be solid colors while others may have mixed coats. Common Peke-a-poo colors include white, silver, tan, brown, black, apricot and gray. Peke-a-poos tend to be friendly with people they know, but they can be timid around strangers. If they feel like there is a threat to them or the people they love, they are likely to bark and growl at the perceived threat. They like to play and cuddle with people, but they also do well on their own. A Peke-a-poo won’t require a lot of exercise, but they do thrive on playtime. A short daily walk and a little play around the house will be enough to keep this dog happy.
Origin of the Peke-a-poo
The Peke-a-poo is a designer breed created by crossing a Pekingese with a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Dating back to the 1950s, it is one of the older designer breeds. Even with as long as this hybrid has been around, most are still first-generation with the parents being from the two parent breeds.
Is a Peke-a-poo right for me?
If the Peke-a-poo is your choice of breed, you will get a dog that loves to be the center of attention. As long as you carve out enough playtime for your Peke-a-poo, you should have a long and happy life together.
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