Dog Breeds: Peekapoo temperament and personality

Peekapoo Dog

The Peekapoo Dog

The Peekapoo dog is a small designer dog.  It makes a great companion and it will be the joy of their owners.  He is hilariously defensive of his loved ones, given his small size.  He is the result of crossing a Pekingese and a Poodle.  


The Peekapoo dog originated in the 1950s and is a hybrid that results from the crossing between a Pekingese and a Toy Poodle.  By the 1960s it gained popularity.  The AKC does not recognize the Peekapoo as a breed.  

Physical characteristics

This is a small dog with long hair.  The coat can be white, brown, black, or tricolored. Their height is around 11 inches and weight is anywhere from 9 to 20 pounds.  Since this is not a breed, there is no standard on this, but usually, a weight less than 14 pounds is ideal.

Temperament and Personality

The Peekapoo dog is loyal and loving to his family.  Despite his small size, he is a fighter and he will step down to defend his family against a monster truck if necessary.  However, he is very gentle and is rarely combative.

They make good watch dogs as they will make a lot of barking noise if they see anything strange moving around.  Obviously, they are not intimidating and will not make good guardians

Caring for a Peekapoo dog

This dog breed can adapt to any living settings, including apartments. They do better, however, in a fenced yard. They are very active dogs and require exercise and daily walks.  What they have in size is inversely proportional to the amount of destruction they can produce if they get bored.

If you take him outside, take him on a leash, for his own security as he might be seen as prey by bigger animals.  Just be careful not to overexercise him since, as a brachycephalic dog with a flat face he is, he can very easily overheat.  This means that, if the weather is too hot, keep him inside with air conditioning.


As a small dog he is, training a Peekapoo is not fairly easy, but with positive reinforcement, you will have great results.  You must be consistent and firm.  Crate training is essential so that he does not get hurt around the house.  Do not keep him inside the crate for a too long period, unless he is going to sleep at night.

Fun facts

  • This is a hybrid, so if you are in a queue for one, note that you do not know what will your puppy turn up like.
  • He can make an excellent apartment dog, but he is happier in a backyard.

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