The Pekepoo: A Complete Guide

We all know how important it is to choose the perfect dog when deciding to have one.

It is useful to understand how they behave, how much exercise they need, and what size they are, so you can determine if they will be able to fit perfectly in your life.

And out of all the dog breeds out there, the Pekepoo might be your perfect match.

Pekepoos are cute dogs that are loyal, calm, and extremely intelligent. They are the type of dogs that enjoy mentally stimulating activities and will enjoy learning lots of cool tricks.

They also love to cuddle with you or anyone in your family and will get along with almost any pet that you may have.

In this guide, the personality traits, diet, size, appearance, and more will be discussed so you can know everything there is to know about the Pekepoo.

It is essential to know all of their characteristics so you can know for sure that it is the dog for you to fit into your lifestyle for years to come.

Pekepoo Puppies – Before You Buy…

Pekepoo with toy

Before going puppy shopping, it is important to be sure about your decision to get a puppy.

Make sure that you have room for things like a cage if you want one, a play area if possible, and especially things like training pads, and toys are purchased.

When you are fully prepared, it is time to buy your new friend.

What Price are Pekepoo Puppies?

The average price for a Pekepoo puppy is $500 but can range anywhere from $300 to $1500.

The amount varies based on what type of breeder you purchase from and the dog itself.

Things like gender, the puppy’s history, and its health history all play a part in the price of the puppy.

Generally, females cost more in a litter than the males due to the potential to breed unless it is spayed or neutered.

This is also a factor for the price. Knowing the details that make the price higher will make you knowledgeable about what price a dog should be, ensuring that you will not overpay or get ripped off.

How to Find Reputable Pekepoo Breeders?

Finding the right breeder is the most crucial part of getting a dog.

A certified breeder will have a lot more information on the dog breed and will be able to give you a few tips and advice for the dog.

They will also have records and information on the dog’s medical history and immunization records.

The easiest way to find a reputable breeder is by looking online and learning as much as you can about the breeder, taking trips to the home of the puppy and seeing how other customers feel about their business.

Also, keep in mind that the better the reputation of the breeder, the more expensive the puppy will be if in good shape.

3 Little-Known Facts about Pekepoo Puppies

  1. Unlike most crossbreed dogs, the Pekepoo has been around a little bit longer with their first appearance in the early 1900s. Their parent breeds, the Poodle and the Pekingese also have a long history, and it is for this reason that the Pekepoo was bred earlier than others.
  2. With that being said, researchers are not sure where the Pekepoo originated. They say that the Pekepoo was an accidental cross between the two parent breeds. They liked the outcome so much that they started breeding them together on purpose to create more dogs of this type.
  3. The Pekepoo goes by other names, including Peekapoo and Peke-A-Poo. They were also very popular in the fifties for people that were allergic to and sensitive towards dog hair due to the dog’s lack of shedding and hypoallergenic coat (in some).

Physical Traits of the Pekepoo

Pekepoo at the beach
The Pekepoo is not a hyperactive dog.

Dogs that are mixed with two purebred dog breeds tend to come out in many different ways.

However, the Pekepoo has more of a standard physique among them.

The majority of Pekepoos have the body of the Poodle and features of the Pekingese.

They have short muzzles with either a brown or black nose at the end, brown or amber eyes, and many different coat colors and combinations.

They have low set ears that hang down that feather a bit at the ends and have medium-length tails.

Their coats are wavy to curly and medium in length. They have many different colors that they can be, which include gray, brindle, cream, fawn, black, sable, white, silver, blue and red.

They shed less often than most dog breeds, but they still require daily brushing to ensure that their fur does not become matted.

How Big is a Full-Grown Pekepoo?

The size of the Pekepoo depends on the type of Poodle that it is bred with. There are three types of Poodles, the toy, miniature, and standard and they are all different sizes.

If the Pekingese, which is a small dog, is bred with either the miniature or toy-sized Poodles, the Pekepoo will be significantly smaller than bred with a standard Poodle, which is the main one.

The height range of the Pekepoo is 10 to 15 inches, and they can weigh anywhere between 25 to 40 pounds.

Like most other dog breeds, they reach their full potential in height and weight at around 18 months. So it is best to enjoy the puppy days while they last.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Pekepoo?

The Pekepoo can live from 12 to 15 years, which is the average lifespan of many dogs of this size.

They can also develop quite a few health risks that could impact the amount of time they live, which we will discuss later in this guide.

Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Pekepoo

Pekepoo with bow tie
The Pekepoo was bred earlier than other dog breeds.

Pekepoos are a great dog to add to your family with all the positive personality traits it has. First off, they are very affectionate and mostly friendly.

I say mostly because they are suspicious of strangers at first but warm up quickly to new people.

If they are not socialized, they may take a bit longer to warm up to everyone.

These pups love attention and being around their owners and loved ones.

Another great characteristic that this dog breed has is that they are not clingy, so if this is something that you want to avoid when choosing a dog, then this is the right dog for you.

With their independence and affection, they prefer to have a schedule so they can know when it is time to be together and when they have to be alone.

So, if you have a job, then they will get adapted to your work schedule a lot easier and quicker than other dog breeds.

It is important to make time for playtime, too, since they are very intelligent and enjoy playing games and being challenged.

The Pekepoo’s Diet

Pekepoos need about a cup of food a day, which is the standard amount for small dogs.

If you have a Pekepoo that is bigger than the majority, you may have bigger food requirements, so check in with your vet to see how much food they suggest your dog needs.

It is also important to know that for dogs to thrive and remain healthy, they need to get the right amount of nutrients.

Investing in premium dog food or making your own dog food with meats and vegetables will ensure that your dog’s needs are met.

How Much Exercise Does the Pekepoo Need?

The Pekepoo is not a hyperactive dog, so they need a standard amount of time to exercise. Going on walks or runs for 30 minutes a day will be enough to meet their fitness requirements.

The requirement can be achieved by giving them time to play like at dog parks or indoors since they get along well with other dogs and don’t need a lot of space.

Because they don’t need a backyard to play in, they are great for apartment living and are not sensitive to cold or hot temperatures, so they can live and be happy with any family at any place.

And, along with what was said earlier about how intelligent they are, it is important to do activities with them that will stimulate their mind.

Pekepoo Health and Conditions

The Pekepoo can, unfortunately, have several health conditions to watch out for.

Even though this is the case, they can still live long and happy lives as long as you work to prevent them, and if they do occur to be able to treat it, so it does not worsen or impact their lives.

Serious Issues:

  • Addison’s Disease
  • Eye Disease
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Entropion
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Mitral Valve Disease

Minor Issues:

  • KCS
  • Corneal Disease
  • Hydrocephalus

My Final Thoughts on the Pekepoo

Pekepoo guide

The Pekepoo is a brilliant, protective, and cuddly dog that loves everyone around it.

They bring a smile to everyone’s face with their fun personalities and know when to relax due to their independence and calm demeanor.

The Pekepoo is a perfect dog to become a lifelong best friend and is great for everyone.


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