A Peekapoo is a wonderful companion dog who will spend his days perched on your lap or sitting by your side.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Peekapoo.
The exact origin of the peekapoo is not known. Researchers believe that, this breed is an accidental cross between the Poodle and the Pekingese dog. It has also been suggested that, the Pekingese and the poodle breeders wanted to try their luck, trying to cross between the two breeds.
Peekapoos are somewhat timid. They are not too comfortable with unknown people. Like their Pekingese parent, they would try to protect their family members and would even growl or warn-bark at strangers, strange noises and other dogs. Thus they make a good watchdog as well.
Training the peekapoo is easy, but might demand patience, since the results come gradually. But training the peekapoo is fun especially because they are intelligent by nature. If you can assert yourself as the leader of its ‘pack’, it would respond briskly. Harness your dog with positive and gentle reinforcement methods, since harsh training methods wouldn’t give you prompt results. Pikapoos would rather respond well to firm but gentle techniques. Treats and rewards should also make your training efforts a success.
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.
5) Loyal Dogs
These dogs are also prone to biting other animals or people if they come near to their food. However, they are known for their loyalty and love for their owners. They would take an active part in its family as its member as also love to cuddle on the lap of their loved ones. They are intelligent and love to learn new things and play with the family kids. The enjoy entertaining their owners with playful antics.
Peekapoos are energetic dogs and are in motion all day. So, a very little exercise is enough for this little dog. Take them out once a day for a moderate walking session.
Soft in texture, the Peekapoo’s coat should be wavy and of medium to long length. He doesn’t sport an undercoat and the overall coat is low shedding. A Peekapoo’s coat comes in many colors. They range from silver, gray, white, buff, and sable, to red, cream, apricot, chocolate and black. It can also boast a variety of different markings. To keep it healthy and tangle-free, you’ll need to groom your Peekapoo’s coat on a regular basis. If you don’t want to be bothered with the long-hair upkeep, you can have your dog clipped, but he will still need brushing and bathing.
The Peekapoo can inherit health issues prevalent with its parent breeds. Some common issues include Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation and hip dysplasia. They can also suffer from respiratory problems due to its flatter face, so you should keep your Peekapoo in an air conditioned home during the summer.
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.
10) Separation Anxiety
Being a companion dog, the peekapoo would always try to be with you, and if kept regularly separated for longer periods of time, they might suffer from separation anxiety, ultimately leading to excessive barking and chewing habits.