The Peke-A-Tese is a cross between the Pekingese and Maltese. These are furry-haired dogs, with appealing features, including a round face, round, black eyes and nose tip, and hanging ears. They have a small but stout structure, with short legs and a fluffy tail. The peke-a-tese is one of the relatively unknown Maltese mixes. However, they are gaining popularity because of their loyal and courageous nature, and relatively longer life expectancy, compared to many other crosses.
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Also known as
Peke A Tese, Pekeatese, Maltese Pekingese Mix, Pekingese Maltese Mix
Like most other Pekingese mixes, the Peke-A-Tese dogs are quite opinionated and independent-natured. However, they are loving, loyal, and protective.
Having a fearless disposition, they wouldn’t allow any stranger to get inside the boundaries of their owners very easily. They would begin to bark right away, alerting their owners, in case they find one hanging around suspiciously. This trait makes them a commendable guard and watch dog.
Peke-A-Teses make good apartment dogs as well since they are usually not much active indoors. They are playful, and have a gentle demeanor towards children, and even other dogs.
Peke-a-tese needs a regular and proper exercise, but never vigorously. They are small, playful dogs, and would meet with its requirements of spending off extra calories. Just take them out for a walk daily to maintain a good physical and mental health in general. The Peke-a-tese need moderate grooming since they shed minimally. Brush them a couple of times every week. That should retain the sheen of its furry coat. They are a healthy breed without any reported breed-specific issues or ailments.
Housebreaking might be a little difficult for this breed. To grow a healthy habit in your peke-a-tese puppy, take it out to do its business as the first thing in the morning, or before you leave it alone. Make sure you remove its food bowl between meals so that, it just can’t keep munching all day and develop an irregular bowel habit.
Since many peke-a-tese puppies might be disobedient at certain points of time in their lives, you must begin training from its puppyhood. Be clear about what you are expecting from it, behaviorally. For that, rather than saying ‘no’ to it, tell your puppy what you want it to do. Dogs cannot generalize accurately, e.g., if your dog has the habit of licking face to express its affection, and if you say ‘no’ to it, it might learn to lick the hands instead. So, under such circumstances, teach your dog to ‘sit’ or ‘stop’ instead.
You must begin socializing your dog so as to keep away possibilities of stranger-aggression in the future. Invite your friends and families, more and more, right from the time your dog is a puppy. Let it get accustomed to new faces, and make it a habit to accept your guests, if not welcome them.
Make a daily meal routine of 1/2 to 1 cup of dry dog food. Divide the amount into two halves for its two main meals.