Peek a Poo
Origin: The adorable little Peek a Poo is a cross between Pekingese and Poodle breeds of dogs. Its friendly and affectionate behavior results from Pekingese, and it gets its hypoallergenic coat and intelligent behavior from Poodle. The breed was originated in the United States of America in the 1950s. They gained popularity in the 1960s. As it is not a purebred breed, it is not registered with the American Kennel Club.
Size: On average, a Peek a Poo has an average shoulder height of 11 inches, and their weight ranges from 5-20 pounds. They are recognized in three sizes, from largest to smallest – Miniature Peek a Poo, Toy Peek a Poo, and Teacup Peek a Poo. Their appearance depends upon the genetic influence of the parents. Peek a Poo may have a flat skull and large eyes like a Pekingese and long, narrow muzzle like a Poodle.
Coat: The Peek a Poo has a medium to long length coat that is soft and wavy. The coat is low-shedding with no undercoat. They come in different colors, including silver, grey, white, black, cream, chocolate, apricot, sable, and red. They may have a variety of markings like black and tan. Its coat is excellent for those who suffer from allergies.
Temperament: The Peek a Poo is a friendly, loving, and loyal dog dedicated to its family. They are suspicious of strangers and take time to earn their trust. They are protective of their family that makes them excellent watchdogs. They get along well with children, and other pets. They may get stubborn and destructive if they are left alone for a longer time. They bark loud if they hear loud noises, but this can be avoided with proper training. They should be supervised when they are with young kids. Peek a Poo is a well-behaved dog that loves to participate in the chores of the family.
Care: The Peek a Poo is a brilliant dog, and eagerness to please makes them easy to train. They should be trained consistently and politely to get the best results. They respond well to rewards and appreciation. They have moderate energy requirements, and most of their energy requirements are fulfilled by indoor activities, but they also enjoy a walk and outdoor play with their owners. The Peek a Poo requires weekly brushing and combing to keep them healthy and prevent matting. Bathe when you feel necessary and keep a check on the overall hygiene of your pet.
Health: The Peek a Poo lives up to 11-15 years. Some health issues can be seen in a Peek a Poo, such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation, and Hip Dysplasia. These are genetically caused diseases that may inherit from the parent breed. They may suffer from some respiratory problems due to their flat face. Make sure to get the health clearance if you want to get this tiny pup home.