A peekapoo is a cross between a Pekingese and a poodle; both are very popular and expensive dog breeds. The Pekingese or "Peke" is one of the oldest breeds of dogs and has its origins in China. These dogs have a unique appearance with a flat face, a small, muscular body, with a thick furry coat and long hair.
On the other hand, the Poodle is known to be an intelligent dog breed which is found in various sizes and different coat colors. These dogs have curly and dense hair which needs to be groomed every now and then. Both these parent breeds are house dogs and have pleasant, loving, and loyal personalities. The peekapoo puppies are an offspring of these two breeds, and they have very similar characteristics.
Peekapoos have the small size of the Pekingese and the personality traits of the Poodle. The paragraphs mentioned below contain some important facts about these small dogs with respect to their physical appearances and other characteristics.
These dogs have a very unique physical appearance as they are a mix between two extremely varied breeds. Peekapoos are very furry dogs which are small in size. Their tummies almost touch the ground. They weigh about 15 pounds and grow up to 10 to 15 inches in height. As their faces are covered with thick, shiny hair, their tiny black eyes are as good as invisible. The coat of these dogs comes in colors like black, white, silver, apricot, and sometimes gray, and its texture is soft and silky. The fur is supposed to be kept short and clean by trimming and washing.
The personality of these dogs is a very well-mannered and docile one. Their loyalty and affectionate nature comes from the Pekingese and the intelligence is surely picked up from the Poodle (known to be the second most intelligent dog breed after the Collies). Peekapoos are very well-known as family dogs since they are loving towards their families and are very easy to train. They are also never seen to be violent of aggressive with strangers. In fact, they are social and friendly. However, on the negative side, they can be quite stubborn at times, as they need a lot of attention.
As is commonly known, hybrids are always healthier than their pure breed parents. Similarly, peekapoos are also healthier than their parent breeds and other pure breed dogs. However, no dog breed is perfectly healthy as there are some or the other health issues. The health issues in these dogs are very often breathing and respiratory problems. As their body structure is stout and muscular, they require regular exercise to maintain their weight. However, their breathing becomes very heavy when there is too much activity at once. They can also have swollen eyes and dark-colored tears when they are unwell. Their life expectancy is 11 to 15 years.
With this useful information, you must have decided whether or not you want a peekapoo as a pet. These are wonderful dogs to have as they are gentle and loving, so don't miss a chance to have them around.