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Peekapoo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Peekapoo so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

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Peekapoo Size and Weight

Is a Peekapoo small, medium or large dog?

How big do Peekapoo get?

What is the average size of a Peekapoo?

How much does the Peekapoo weigh? How much should a Peekapoo weight? What is the normal weight of a Peekapoo? How much does a full-grown Peekapoo weight?
5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Peekapoo?
12.5 pounds (6 kg)
How tall is the Peekapoo? Peekapoo height:
9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Peekapoo?
10 inches (25.5 cm)

Peekapoo Price and Availability

How much does the Peekapoo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Peekapoo in the United States? How much money is a Peekapoo?

Where to buy a Peekapoo with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Peekapoo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Peekapoo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Peekapoo gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Peekapoo? How many Peekapoo are there in the world?
Average: The Peekapoo is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Peekapoo Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Peekapoo? Is the Peekapoo breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Peekapoo dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Peekapoo is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Peekapoo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Peekapoo?
Peekapoo dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Peekapoo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Peekapoo dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Peekapoo dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Peekapoo dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.

Peekapoo Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Peekapoo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Peekapoo sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Peekapoo dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Peekapoo a good family dog?
High: Peekapoo dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Peekapoo need? Peekapoo social needs:
Peekapoo dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Peekapoo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Peekapoo roam?
Peekapoo dogs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance of escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Peekapoo have high prey drive?
Peekapoo dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.

Peekapoo Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Peekapoo is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Peekapoo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Peekapoo bark?
Average to High: The Peekapoo is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Peekapoo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Peekapoo in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Peekapoo breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.

Peekapoo Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Peekapoo dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Peekapoo be left alone? How long can you leave a Peekapoo alone?
Peekapoo dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Peekapoo Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Peekapoo has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Peekapoo? How much bite force does a Peekapoo have? How strong is a Peekapoo bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Peekapoo bite force: Weak. The Peekapoo bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Peekapoo measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Peekapoo may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Peekapoo being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Peekapoo bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Peekapoo puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Peekapoo can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

Biting Potential
Do Peekapoo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Peekapoo? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Peekapoo? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Peekapoo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Peekapoo do?
Peekapoo dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Peekapoo dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Peekapoo Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Peekapoo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Peekapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Peekapoo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Peekapoo breed? Most common health risks of Peekapoo:
Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Peekapoo breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Peekapoo see the vet?
The Peekapoo should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Peekapoo dogs live? How old can a Peekapoo be? What is the age limit of the Peekapoo? How many years can the oldest Peekapoo live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Peekapoo?

How long is the lifespan of a Peekapoo?

9-15 years
The average lifespan of Peekapoo: 12 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Peekapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.

Peekapoo Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Peekapoo have? What is the activity level of the Peekapoo?
Peekapoo dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Peekapoo need? How much exercise do Peekapoo dogs require per day?

Do Peekapoo dogs need a lot of exercises?

Peekapoo dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Peekapoo breed need?
Peekapoo dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Peekapoo Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Peekapoo need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Peekapoo breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Peekapoo? How much food should I feed my Peekapoo?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Peekapoo risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Peekapoo's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Peekapoo weight regularly.

Peekapoo Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Peekapoo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Peekapoo coats?
BlackGray Red Cream White SilverSableBuff Chocolate Apricot
How to groom the Peekapoo and how often? How often should I take my Peekapoo to the groomer?
Advanced: The Peekapoo requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Peekapoo a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Peekapoo, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Peekapoo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Peekapoo? Do Peekapoo dogs shed a lot?
Peekapoo dogs are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Peekapoo need a bath? How often should you give a Peekapoo a bath? Can I bathe my Peekapoo every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Is the Peekapoo breed hypoallergenic?
Peekapoo dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Peekapoo has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Peekapoo drool?
The Peekapoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Peekapoo could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Peekapoo.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Peekapoo Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Peekapoo dogs get along with other pets? Are Peekapoo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Peekapoo dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Peekapoo temperament with other people:
Peekapoo dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Peekapoo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Peekapoo temperament with children:
Peekapoo dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Peekapoo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Peekapoo breed live with a cat?
Peekapoo dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Peekapoo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Peekapoo dogs get along with other dogs?
Peekapoo dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Peekapoo can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Peekapoo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Peekapoo breed suitable for first-time owners?
Peekapoo dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Peekapoo dogs good office canines? Do Peekapoo dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Peekapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Peekapoo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Peekapoo temperament with senior people? Are Peekapoo dogs good for elderly owners?
Peekapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.

Peekapoo As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Peekapoo be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Peekapoo is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Peekapoo be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Peekapoo be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Peekapoo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Peekapoo be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Peekapoo is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Peekapoo be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Peekapoo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Peekapoo be a boat dog?

Not really

Peekapoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Peekapoo be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Peekapoo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Peekapoo dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Peekapoo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Peekapoo pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Peekapoo breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Peekapoo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Peekapoo have in a litter? How many puppies can the Peekapoo breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Peekapoo have? How many puppies can a Peekapoo give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Peekapoo Recognition

AKC Group
Is Peekapoo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Peekapoo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Peekapoo breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Peekapoo Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Peekapoo dogs have great intelligence.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Peekapoo breed.
  • Shedding Level: Peekapoo dogs are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Peekapoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Peekapoo has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Peekapoo dogs are not the biggest explorers.
  • Adaptability: Peekapoo dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Peekapoo dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Peekapoo dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Peekapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Peekapoo dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Peekapoo dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Peekapoo requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Peekapoo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Peekapoo dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Peekapoo dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Peekapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Peekapoo History

The Peekapoo is one of the oldest of the hybrid or designer breeds. The breed was created in the 1950s with the cross of a Pekingese with a Poodle (probably a Toy or a Miniature Poodle). According to experts, the breeders’ purpose was to produce a non-to-low shedding dog suitable for people with allergies. The Peekapoo has quickly gained popularity by the early 1960s due to its small, lap-friendly size and sweet affectionate temperament.

However, to be able to understand the breed’s history, we need to look at both parent breeds. As for the Pekingese, the breed has pampered past and was treated like royalty by the Chinese. According to the legend, the Pekingese are the offspring of a love affair between a lion and a marmoset. As a result of this, people started calling them the Lion Dogs because they resembled the ancient Chinese guard lions known as Shishi or Pelchie dogs. It was believed that these dogs had mystical powers that could protect the palaces and temples. During that time, they were only owned by royalty, and they were so treasured that they had their own servants. Stealing one was punishable by death. In addition, when a member of royalty died, their dog was euthanized and buried with their master to accompany them to the afterlife. Furthermore, during the 8th century, the Pekingese were never allowed to leave the palace until the discovery of the breed during the Opium Wars of 1860. During the conquest of the Imperial Summer Palace, five Pekingese were discovered and sent to Britain, where one was gifted to Queen Victoria. She named him Looty because of how the dogs were acquired. When the Pekingese arrived in Britain, they quickly became popular, but their scarcity made the price unaffordable for all but the wealthiest. As they were carried in the long sleeves of the royal robes worn in the palaces, Pekingese were previously known as Sleeve Pekingese. The Pekingese was accepted into the American Kennel Club in 1906 and is the 93rd most popular dog in the United States. Unfortunately, in recent years the popularity of the breed has declined, but in 2021 a Pekingese named Wasabi won the Westminster dog show.

On the other side, there is still a great debate on the Poodle’s origins but it is believed that they descend from the old French Barbet. In fact, the Poodle was popular as a duck hunting dog and eventually became the national dog of France. However, it is likely that they were first bred in Germany. Anyhow this breed actually consists of three types; the Toy Poodle, the Miniature Poodle, and the Standard Poodle. The Standard Poodle is the oldest of all and the Miniature and Toy variations were developed for those who desired smaller dogs. Despite their small size, the Toy and Miniature Poodles were also used as working dogs, especially desired for circuses because of their high intelligence and athleticism. 

Overall, combining a Pekingese and a Poodle made a fairly balanced dog that is affectionate but independent too. Similar to the parent breeds, the adult Peekapoos are small in stature, standing less than 11 inches tall, and if a Pekingese is crossed with the smallest poodle, called the Toy Poodle, then it is called a teacup Peekapoo. As the breed is not purebred, there is no formal breed standard for how the puppies should look. These petite pups have coats in colors ranging from silver, grey, chocolate, and black to white, cream, apricot, and buff.

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Peekapoo Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • S Malek

    Jul 11, 2021, 1:21:22 PM:

    Best dog ever!! Sweet, loving, and very social. Extremely intelligent and very playful. Can be stubborn, but wants to please in the end. Low maintenance, low shedding, voracious eater! Loves food and anything else...worms, cicadas..