Peekapoo is a designer dog breed made by crossing Pekingese and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. This Pekingese Poodle mix breed is also known as Peekapoo or Canis lupus familiaris. There are many types, variations (F1/F1b/F2/F2b/F3) and sizes (teacup/toy/miniature) of Peekapoos. The best way to forecast your designer breed puppy’s personality is to look at the parents, their breed characteristics, and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either parent’s breed type.
The Peekapoo is 8 to 14 inches in height and 5 to 20 pounds in weight. Size can differ between individuals depending on the Poodle parent – Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle. There is no breed standard set by any Kennel club to adhere to.
Peekapoo FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
Let us seek some answers related to this designer breed. Are they hypoallergenic, or do they shed a lot? Do they bark a lot? Are they good guard dogs? Are they good family dogs? Good with children? And many more questions that a potential dog owner may be concerned about.
Are Peekapoos good with children? Is it a good family dog?
This is an essential question, and one should not be happy with a hasty ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as an answer. The fact is, it depends. Peekapoos are good with children, but poodles (smaller poodles) are not fond of children. To judge if a Peekapoo will be good with children, look at its parents. Also, all dogs raised with children are generally good with them. The Peekapoo can be a great family dog.
What is a teacup Peekapoo? How big is a teacup Peekapoo?
Teacup Peekapoo is a term used by breeders to highlight little size in this designer breed. Smaller sized specimens are chosen from F1 Peekapoos and bred with small purebred Toy Poodles for achieving teacup size. Teacup sized dogs often have weak bone structure and health problems. We discourage breeding for teacup size by compromising health.
Peekapoo is a smart dog with lots of energy indoors. They may bark a bit too much at times. If bred from parents of sound temperament and adequately socialized in puppyhood, the Peekapoo is likely to be a confident, loving, playful companion. Hybrids of all generations are friendly with everyone, including strangers and kids.
Is the Peekapoo Hypoallergenic? Do Peekapoos shed?
Peekapoo is a non-shedding designer dog breed. Although not all Peekapoos exhibit the non-shedding hypoallergenic coat type of the poodle, some specimens do have a low to non-shedding coat. The degree of shedding will vary from dog to dog. In designer dogs, no two dogs are alike. An F1b hybrid puppy from one purebred Poodle and an F1 Peekapoo as parents have the maximum probability of being hypoallergenic.
What is an F1 Peekapoo? Do they shed?
F1 Peekapoo is the first generation of hybrids bred from purebred Pekingese and purebred Poodle as parents. F1 Yorkiepoo generation has a higher risk of shedding, but some do not shed. When they do shed, most shed lightly, and some shed moderately.
What is an F1b Peekapoo? Do they shed?
The F1B hybrid is 75% Poodle (one purebred Poodle and an F1 Peekapoo as parents). F1B hybrids have beautiful curly plush coats and have the maximum chance of being non-shedding hypoallergenic like a Poodle.
What is an F2/F2b Peekapoo? Do they shed?
The second-generation Peekapoo (F2 or F2B) is produced by crossing the (F1 X F1 = F2) hybrid or an (F1B X F1 = F2B) hybrid Peekapoos. They also have a high success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.
Peekapoo coat colors include white, cream, apricot, gold, red, gray, and black.
Picking a good Peekapoo puppy
Searching for physical confirmations will help you in picking up a good Peekapoo puppy. However, remember that this is a designer dog, and a unique mix of characteristics can be observed in each designer breed. No two designer dogs are alike! Look for the following physical characteristics.
General Appearance: That of a well-balanced miniature dog.
Coat: Quality and texture of the coat of prime importance. The hair may be glossy, silky, and fine in texture, reflecting a certain brilliance and feels cool to the touch. F1b specimens have a curly but silky coat with less dander.
Head: Skull should be rather small and round.
Neck: Medium length, blending smoothly into the shoulders to create the elegant head carriage.
Forequarters: Legs quite straight, elbows neither in nor out.
Body: Topline must be level.
Hindquarters: Sturdy, well-muscled hindquarters with proper angulation.
Tail: Carried higher than the level of the back.
Gait: Smooth and flowing, moving in a straight line, with a free and easy stride.
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