By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022



Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Peekapoo is a cross breed between the Pekingese and the Miniature or Toy Poodle. Peekapoos are mostly first-generation cross, i.e. their parents are purebred. A multigenerational breeding between Peekapoo to Peekapoo is rare.
These dogs are small by size and are covered with small or medium to long fur-like hair. They have a small face, with a triangular muzzle and come in varied colors. They make a wonderful companion dog and are quite protective of the people they love. This makes it hilarious for a dog of such a small size.

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Quick Information/Description

Also known asPekepoo, Peke-A-Poo, Peke a Poo, PeekaPoo, Pekapoo, Peka-poo
CoatLong, short, dense
ColorsWhite, silver, black, black and tan, brown, gray, apricot
TypeToy dog, designer dog, companion dog, watchdog
Group (of Breed)Crossbreed
Lifespan10 to 13 years
WeightSmall to Medium; 8-18 pounds
Height (size)10-12 inches
Litter size2-6 puppies
TemperamentAffectionate, protective, cheerful, loyal
HypoallergenicYes (if inherits poodle coat-type)
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with PetsYes
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive RegistrationACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR



The exact origin of the peekapoo is not known. Researchers believe that, this breed is an accidental cross between the Poodle and the Pekingese dog. It has also been suggested that, the Pekingese and the poodle breeders wanted to try their luck, trying to cross between the two breeds.

No sooner did the peekapoo originate in the United States in the 1950s than it became popular as a pet for its adorable disposition and wondrous appearance.

Temperament and Behavior

Peekapoos are somewhat timid. They are not too comfortable with unknown people. Like their Pekingese parent, they would try to protect their family members and would even growl or warn-bark at strangers, strange noises and other dogs. Thus they make a good watchdog as well.

These dogs are also prone to biting other animals or people if they come near to their food. However, they are known for their loyalty and love for their owners. They would take an active part in its family as its member as also love to cuddle on the lap of their loved ones. They are intelligent and love to learn new things and play with the family kids. The enjoy entertaining their owners with playful antics.

Being a companion dog, the peekapoo would always try to be with you, and if kept regularly separated for longer periods of time, they might suffer from separation anxiety, ultimately leading to excessive barking and chewing habits.



Peekapoos are energetic dogs and are in motion all day. So, a very little exercise is enough for this little dog. Take them out once a day for a moderate walking session.

Allow them to play with their toys or with children in an enclosed area, supposedly safe for them. However, they are apartment dogs and love to live inside their homes most of the time. Do not take them out in too much hot or cold weather conditions.


Peekapoos do not have an undercoat, and they shed too less. Brush their hair regularly to keep the fur in good shape and retain the gloss. This also keeps away matting and dead hairs. Bathe them once a week to ensure cleanliness. Their hair grows very slowly, hence an occasional trimming is enough for them. Also, clean their eyes every day to avoid dark patches around its eyes from eye secretion. Trim their nails whenever they tend to be long.

Health Problems

This breed tends to inherit the diseases and problems from their parents. They are also prone to develop respiratory issues. Keep them in an air-conditioned room during the hot summer months.

Common health issues include Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation and hip dysplasia, cataracts, breathing difficulties during exercise, and congestive heart failure.


Training the peekapoo is easy, but might demand patience, since the results come gradually. But training the peekapoo is fun especially because they are intelligent by nature. If you can assert yourself as the leader of its ‘pack’, it would respond briskly.

Harness your dog with positive and gentle reinforcement methods, since harsh training methods wouldn’t give you prompt results. Pikapoos would rather respond well to firm but gentle techniques. Treats and rewards should also make your training efforts a success.

Crate training is important. But keeping it in its crate all day is also not advisable, since they need their space to hop and play around.


The general quantity of your pikapoo’s diet is the same as other dogs of its size and energy levels. But if you rely upon dry foods like dog kibbles, the quantity depends on the brand of food you are serving to your pikapoo. The average recommended amount for your dog is ¼ to ¾ cup of dry food, divided into two equal meals.

Interesting Facts

  • From the largest to the smallest, Peekapoos are sometimes sub-classified as Miniature Peekapoo, Toy Peekapoo, and Teacup Peekapoo.
  • The size of a pikapoo is unpredictable, depending mostly on the size of its poodle parent (whether its parent was miniature, toy, or teacup).
  • The Peekapoo carries the royal blood in the sense that, their parent breed Pekingese were only owned by the emperor. If the subjects were found to have one, the penalty of possessing it was death.
  • Some breeders allow crossing a peekapoo with a Poodle or a Pekingese, which is called a backcross.
  • The peekapoo is an exceptionally hypoallergenic breed, preferred by most allergy sufferers.
  • Different clubs have recognized the breed in many different names like, the American Canine Hybrid Club recognized it as ‘Peke-A-Poo’, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club calls it ‘Peke-A-Poo’, while the Designer Breed Registry has named it as ‘Peke a Poo’, and the International Designer Canine Registry has registered it in its common name ‘Peekapoo’.
  • This designer dog has mostly remained as a first-generation cross.
  • Weather extremities like too much heat, cold, or humidity might affect the general mood and health of the sensitive Peekapoo.

13 responses to “Peekapoo”


    what size crate is good for a 7 yr old peekapoo female & i was told she loves chicken are pre-cooked chicken nuggets good for her & what size stroller should I buy Is she better with a harness or collar would appreciate any feedback. i own a 3 story townhome should I buy 2 crates & 2 beds SO SHE CAN HAVE MORE SPACE TO RELAX

  2. Tausha slaughter says:

    I would love to know the price of the puppies thank you.

    • cheron Turner says:

      My Peek a poo was 250.00 I brought him from a breeder in Vidalia Georgia Onyx was the runt as they call it but is so cat like and the sweetest ever, He is a wonderful bestie for me as I have MS and Onyx has rocked it put with me for the last 14 years such a blessing I am thinking about buying two newbies as I know Life will not last forever , but I think I’m interested in small bredding.My family raised Poodles for many years as I was growing up and since I’m in Virginia.May do it as we missed the opportunity to allow Onyx to be a Dad Dog and Im sure he would of been wonderful.

  3. Maria Agiy says:

    Hi, I would like to have peekapoo female puppy. If you have available contact me my phone number is 208 859 0290. Thank you.


    about 7 yrs. ago someone dropped off a schnoodle in this area.we had two dogs,one is a a schnauzer. we kept the scnoodle about a week and what a delight. ended up taking it to humane sociiety and paid 35 dollars for them to take it. one of the volunteers adoptd him,so he got a good home.but i wish now we had kept him.schnauzers are a great dog.mine will be 12 and i love their yodel!!! now we are going to adopt a peek a poo next week. and we just adopted a bolgen terrier two weeks ago. this is a cross betwen a boston terrier and a beagle. i have always had rescue dogs. there are so many lost doggies as well as cats out there.they need loving homes and they show you how much they appreciate being rescued

  5. Teresa Welborn says:

    I would love to have a tea cup peekapoo. I need that size because I am not able to lift over ten pounds. so I want one as my baby. Please

    • Nancy Dozier says:

      I have a Peekapoo who is now, 9 years old. Wonderful dogs!!! Perfect for me as an older person. Mine is exactly 10 pounds. When I get my second one, I will get a TOY Peekapoo. That is small enough. I am looking to get one from a place called: Peekapoo Park in WV. They are expensive, but quality. There a a waiting list. Good luck in finding your Peekapoo. They are very hard to find.

  6. Roger Edwards says:

    Had a peekapoo that lived to almost 19. Had to put down, broke my heart but it was time. We are now interested in another peekapoo or a schnoodle. Please contact with any info. We live in Indiana.

    • Nancy Dozier says:

      SO sorry about your little Peekapoo! I LOVE my Peekapoo, also! Mine is 9 years old. I’m on the waiting list for another one at…..”Peekepoo Park in WV”. They are the most beautiful I’ve seen anywhere. Peekipoos are hard to find. Good Luck! Hope you get another wonderful baby soon!

  7. Lynette says:

    I just lost my darling PeekaPoo last week. Hit by a car while staying with my daughter. I’m drowning in sorrow. I’d like to get another.

  8. Christine Polanco says:

    We just lost our cockapoo a week ago–she was just 5 weeks shy of her 19th birthday. We are heartbroken, but want to open our hearts and home to a peekapoo puppy. We would like a female. Please contact me.
    Thank you!

  9. Carolyn Richards says:

    My peek a poo died last week. He was almost 16 years old. I am interested in another little buddy.

  10. Kathleen Phillips says:

    Very interested in Peekapoo puppies! I lost my toy poodle of 14 yrs about a yr and 1/2 ago…..part of my heart was taken when he passed away. Please contact me asap–(804)385-8851

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