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Pekarin Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Cairn Terrier and Pekingese mix

Pekarin Size and Weight

Is a Pekarin small, medium or large dog?

How big do Pekarin get?

What is the average size of a Pekarin?

How much does the Pekarin weigh? How much should a Pekarin weight? What is the normal weight of a Pekarin? How much does a full-grown Pekarin weight?
Male: 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg), Female: 13-17 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Pekarin?
Male: 16 pounds (7 kg), Female: 15 pounds (7 kg)
How tall is the Pekarin? Pekarin height:
Male: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm), Female: 9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Pekarin?
Male: 11.5 inches (29 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Pekarin Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Pekarin with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Pekarin, 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 Pekarin for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Pekarin gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Pekarin? How many Pekarin are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Pekarin is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Pekarin Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pekarin? Is the Pekarin breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Pekarin ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Pekarin dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Pekarin?
Pekarin dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Watchdog Ability
Is Pekarin good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Pekarin dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Pekarin dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Pekarin dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Pekarin dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.

Pekarin Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Pekarin have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Pekarin sensitivity:
Pekarin dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Pekarin a good family dog?
High: Pekarin 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 Pekarin need? Pekarin social needs:
Pekarin 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 Pekarin to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Pekarin roam?
Pekarin dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Pekarin have high prey drive?
Pekarin dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Pekarin dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Pekarin Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
Average: Pekarins, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Do Pekarin dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Pekarin bark?
A lot: Pekarin is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Apartment Friendly
Is Pekarin good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Pekarin in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Pekarin breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.

Pekarin Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Pekarin 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 Pekarin be left alone? How long can you leave a Pekarin alone?
Pekarin 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.

Pekarin Bite Characteristics

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

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pekarin bite force: Weak. The Pekarin bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Pekarin measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Pekarin 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 Pekarin being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Pekarin 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 Pekarin puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Pekarin can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

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

Low 🔽

The Pekarin 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 Pekarin do?
Pekarin dogs have an 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 Pekarin dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Pekarin Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Pekarin dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Pekarin 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 Pekarin breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Pekarin breed? Most common health risks of Pekarin:
CataractsLegg-perthes DiseaseLuxating PatellaPatellar LuxationHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)EntropionIntervertebral Disk DiseaseExposure Keratopathy SyndromeDistichiasisMitral Valve DiseaseCryptorchidismGlaucomaEctopic CiliaCleft PalateBrachycephalic SyndromeCraniomandibular OsteopathyGloboid Cell LeukodystrophyMicrovascular DysplasiaPortosystemic Vascular Anomaly (PSVA)HydrocephalusKeratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Pekarin breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Pekarin see the vet?
The Pekarin 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 Pekarin dogs live? How old can a Pekarin be? What is the age limit of the Pekarin? How many years can the oldest Pekarin live?

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

How long is the lifespan of a Pekarin?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Pekarin: 14 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 Pekarin can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.

Pekarin Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Pekarin have? What is the activity level of the Pekarin?
Pekarin dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Pekarin need? How much exercise do Pekarin dogs require per day?

Do Pekarin dogs need a lot of exercises?

Pekarin 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 Pekarin breed need?
Pekarin dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Pekarin Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Pekarin need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Pekarin breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Pekarin? How much food should I feed my Pekarin?
0.5 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? Pekarin risk for obesity:
Average: The Pekarin has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks 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 Pekarin weight regularly.

Pekarin Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Pekarin have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Pekarin coats?
BlackGray Red Cream White SilverFawn Brindle Wheaten
How to groom the Pekarin and how often? How often should I take my Pekarin to the groomer?
Advanced: The Pekarin 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 Pekarin a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Pekarin, 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 Pekarin dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Pekarin? Do Pekarin dogs shed a lot?
Pekarin dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Pekarin need a bath? How often should you give a Pekarin a bath? Can I bathe my Pekarin every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Is the Pekarin breed hypoallergenic?
Pekarin 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?


The Pekarin has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Pekarin drool?
The Pekarin is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Pekarin 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 Pekarin.

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

Pekarin Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pekarin dogs get along with other pets? Are Pekarin dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pekarin dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Pekarin temperament with other people:
Pekarin dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Pekarin dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pekarin temperament with children:
Pekarin dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Pekarin 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 Pekarin breed live with a cat?
Pekarin dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Pekarin good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pekarin dogs get along with other dogs?
Pekarin dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pekarin breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Pekarin breed suitable for first-time owners?
Pekarin dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Pekarin dogs good office canines? Do Pekarin dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Pekarin is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pekarin dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Pekarin temperament with senior people? Are Pekarin dogs good for elderly owners?
Pekarins are commonly okay with elderly people.

Pekarin As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pekarin 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).

Pekarin is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pekarin be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Pekarin 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.

Pekarin is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Pekarin 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.

Pekarin is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Pekarin 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 Pekarin is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

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

Not really

Pekarin 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 Pekarin 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.

Pekarin is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Pekarin Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Pekarin: 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 Pekarin have in a litter? How many puppies can the Pekarin breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Pekarin have? How many puppies can a Pekarin give birth to?
2-10 puppies

Pekarin Recognition

AKC Group
Is Pekarin recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Pekarin recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Pekarin Pros and Cons

  • Trainability: Pekarin dogs are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Pekarin breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Pekarin is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Pekarin dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Pekarin dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Pekarin dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pekarin dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Pekarin dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Pekarin requires a lot of grooming.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Pekarin 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: Pekarin is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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