The Peekapoo, a designer breed, is a cross between a purebred Pekingese and purebred miniature or toy poodle. Poodle-cross breeds typically feature hypoallergenic coats with little-to-no shedding. Variant spellings that refer to the parent breeds include Pekepoo, Peek-a-poo and Peke-A-Poo.
The American Kennel Club considers the Peekapoo a hybrid breed and does not acknowledge it as a separate breed. The American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club and Designer Breed Registry do recognize the Peekapoo as a breed.
Both parent breeds can live up to 15 years, and both are recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Pekingese competes in AKC dog shows in the toy breed group, and poodles compete in the non-sporting group and toy group, depending on size.