What Are Peekapoo Dogs?


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The peekapoo is a mix between a poodle and a Pekingese dog. Most peekapoos have one parent from each breed, but some are the result of two peekapoos being bred together.

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Peekapoos are sometimes called designer dogs, because they are often the result of intentional breedings rather than the accidental breedings that cause many mixed-breed dogs. They were originally bred to try to create dog that is similar to the Pekingese but has the poodle's hypoallergenic coat. While some breeders advertise all Peekapoo puppies as hypoallergenic, they can inherit the coat of either parent. Peekapoos can vary in size depending on which parent they take after and whether the poodle was a miniature or toy poodle.

Peekapoos tend to make good companion dogs. They are fairly energetic, so do well in active households. They do tend to bark often, especially at strangers. These dogs are usually quite affectionate and loving towards their family, but they need proper training and socialization to learn to accept strangers. Peekapoos are intelligent and easy to train, and they prefer to be around their owners as much as possible. Some may be prone to separation anxiety.

Some Peekapoos have flat faces, which makes them more susceptible to heat stroke than dogs with longer snouts. Their coats also need regular grooming. Many owners keep their dogs' coats clipped short for convenience.

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