Breed Group: Not Akc Recognized
Weight: 3-10 lbs
Height: 6-12 inches
Color(s): Variety of colors that include fawn, black, white, cream; may be solid or sabled
The Peekapom, also called the Pominese, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Pekingese and Pomeranian. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are not as popular as many of the other crosses.
Character - Temperament
The ideal Peekapom should be well-proportioned, cobby, and sturdy. They should possess an intelligent and lively expression and be hardy in appearance.
Affectionate, brave, and loyal, the Peekapom is outgoing and confident. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom and loneliness will lead to destructive behavior and incessant barking. They do best in homes with older, considerate, well-mannered children. The Peekapom does well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been raised with. They are wary and suspicious of strangers and are quick to alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.
Care - Coat
Daily brushing is recommended to prevent matting and tangling for the Peekapom. Bathing should be done when necessary; dry shampooing will suffice. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They may be prone to such health issues as eye problems, luxating patella, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and hypoglycemia.
The Peekapom has a double coat. The outer coat is long and profuse. The under coat is short and dense.
Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Peekapom may be willful, stubborn, and difficult to housebreak. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
The Peekapom is suited for apartment living. They are relatively active indoors. Peekapom's enjoy family play sessions, securely leashed walks, and off-lead play time in a fenced yard.