Peekapoo Owner’s Guide

By Tom •  Updated: 05/15/21 •  6 min read
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Would you like to learn more about the Peekapoo? Have you considered adopting this wonderful canine? As a hybrid breed, the Peekapoo can offer you a lot of fantastic traits to complete your family. But you have to learn about their needs first. So, let’s take a look at what you can expect when you own a Peekapoo.

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What is a Peekapoo?

The first question you are going to have about this crossbreed is; what is a Peekapoo? This is a hybrid breed that is a cross between a Poodle and a Pekingese. This creates a small furry friend that is going to make a fantastic companion for a family. You may here this pooch referred to as a designer dog. Of course, as a crossbreed, it is difficult to say with certainty what your pup will look like. But they are up to 11 inches tall, as well as weighing anywhere from 4 to 20 pounds. The average lifespan of a Peekapoo is 10 to 15 years old. You often see the Peekapoo with a white, gray, chocolate or black coat.

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The Peekapoo was first created as a companion dog. In particular, this was a crossbreed that was created for people that suffered from allergies. Indeed, this might be a crossbreed that is suited for you if you have sensitivities to pet dander and hair. But the Peekapoo also makes a wonderful companion that will also act as a watchdog for your family. This can give you peace of mind.

Do They have a Good Temperament?

The great thing about the Peekapoo is that they have a good temperament that makes them a wonderful addition to a family. They love spending time with their owners, whether this is lying in your lap or playing a game. They are loyal and will love to spend time with you. Plus, even though the Peekapoo can be a small dog, they are protective over their family.

One thing you should realize about the Peekapoo is that they can be a noisy dog. They can develop a bad habit of barking when they are not trained. So, while this can mean that they are a good watchdog for your family, you want to ensure that barking does not become excessive. They respond well to positive reinforcement and you can train your Peekapoo from an early age to avoid this.

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You may have to train your canine to be welcoming to strangers. They can be suspicious and anxious around new people. But with some training and socialization when they are young, you can ensure your Peekapoo is going to be friendly with new people in their home. If you do not show your Peekapoo that you are the boss, they might think that they are the alpha dog in the home.

Do they Require a lot of Grooming?

There is some grooming involved when you own a Peekapoo. They will need to be brushed on a regular basis so that they can remain soft and shiny. The fur can be medium to long in length, which you may prefer to have them professionally groomed. This can ensure that their eyesight is not affected. Regular bathing is recommended too so that you can keep your canine clean. Remember that matting and tangled hair can be uncomfortable for a canine. Thus, you will need to ensure that this does not happen or the fur might need to have shaved off.

Do They need a lot of Exercise?

The Peekapoo is a small dog so their exercise requirements are going to be less than some other canines. However, they can have bursts of energy and they are full of fun, which means they can still be part of an active family. They will love to go for walks and may enjoy some hiking when the weather is right. This will allow the Peekapoo to expend some of their energy and explore the world around them.

One important thing to remember about the Peekapoo is that they are created with a brachycephalic breed. In other words, the flat face of the Pekingese can mean that they experience respiratory problems. You will need to ensure that you do not overexercise your furry friend. In addition, they are not going to be able to cope well with very hot weather. If you live somewhere that is hot during the summer, it will be best to exercise your Peekapoo early in the morning and in the evenings when the sun goes down.

Where Can I find a Peekapoo?

The Peekapoo may be the small dog that your family has been longing for. Indeed, they are wonderful pups to have around the home. So, you will be wanting to know where you can find this canine to welcome into your family. First of all, try your local animal shelter. Here there are a lot of furry friends looking for a new home. The Peekapoo is not going to be a common breed that is found for adoption. However, this does not mean that it is impossible to find one at an animal shelter.

You can also take a look online and see if there are any animal rescue organizations offering a Peekapoo. Nationally, there are different organizations doing their best to find canines in need a home. Of course, this can also include this hybrid breed. You can do some research and contact a few organizations to see if they can help you. This is an affordable way to find a Peekapoo and you can enjoy the experience of adopting a canine. In addition, there may be personal adverts from owners that are wanting to rehome their Peekapoo. You can contact them and ask questions.

Another option you have is to find a Peekapoo breeder. Since this is a popular designer breed, there are going to be breeders out there that will offer you a puppy. Some families prefer this method as they can start training and socialization from a young age. However, be aware that this is going to be the most expensive way to get a Peekapoo. It can cost several thousands of dollars for this pooch. Ensure that you do your research so that you can find a reputable breeder. Always ask questions and visit the premises before agreeing to purchase a Peekapoo puppy.

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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