The Peek-a-pom was created by crossing the Pekingese and the Pomeranian. These designer dogs are not as popular as many of the other crosses, but with all their charming characteristics, they are no less cute than other toy dogs. They are sturdy, small in size, with erect ears, button eyes, blackish muzzle and a fluffy tail. Their well-proportioned body is covered with a dense coat. These dogs can easily be kept in an apartment.
|Also known as||Peekapom, Peek A Pom, Peke-A-Pom, Pominese|
|Coat||Long, short, straight, silky, fine|
|Colors||Brown, black, blue, black and tan, white|
|Type||Toy dog, Terrier dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 16 years|
|Personality Traits||Loving, intelligent, alert, lively|
|Good with Children||Yes (older kids)|
|Good with Pets||No|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, DBR, IDCR|
The highly energetic peek-a-poms are well-suited for homes having older and well-mannered children rather than the young or boisterous ones who might end up hurting the small dog.
They also share an amicable rapport with dogs and other pets of their household.
Wary of strangers they would raise an alarm if anyone unfamiliar gets too close to it.
With an inherent fondness and affection for their family members, extended periods of loneliness might make them destructive and yappy.
Housebreaking: Continue taking your dog out to the same place to eliminate at least four times a day while it is between 2 and 4 months of age.
Separation Anxiety: To get your pup accustomed to the limits and boundaries of its environment, do not stay next to it all the time, instead, allow it to entertain itself with toys, which you can change from time to time.
Socialization: Rather than forcing introductions, ask your visitors to approach slowly for helping your dog get some time to feel secure to display acceptable behavior.
½ to 1 cup of dry dog food is recommended.